Tru-D Robotic Disinfection Technology Ensures Safe Environment

Environmental Services employee setting up Tru-D robotic disinfection technology

In a time when cleanliness is essential for patient safety, Montrose Memorial Hospital features Tru-D robotic disinfection technology to eliminate and disable harmful germs. Along with important patient safety guidelines, Tru-D’s state-of-the-art technology is ensuring a safe environment for Friends & Family.

Tru-D supplements MMH’s already award-winning Environmental Services team – adding an extra layer of protection against infections. When our inpatients rooms are occupied by someone who is confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, Tru-D is taken to the room after the patient has been discharged to begin the disinfection process. Once placed in a room, the robot analyzes the room with sensors and dispenses a measured dose of UVC energy to disinfect and ensure a safe environment for patient care. Additionally, the room is cleaned and thoroughly disinfected by trained staff to ensure full cleanliness.


MMH employee setting up Tru-D robotic disinfection technology

Tru-D measures six feet tall and projects light in all directions, allowing for disinfection even in areas of the room with shadows. The sensors on Tru-D allow the device to measure the UVC energy reflected from walls and surfaces and change energy dosage accordingly to ensure thorough room disinfection. Tru-D utilizes UVC light: short-wavelength ultraviolet light, a special kind of treatment that creates harsh conditions for germs – either killing or inactivating bacteria, viruses and protozoa.

Ten years after MMH became the first hospital on the Western Slope to feature the da Vinci Si robot-assisted surgical system, the hospital became the first to bring another new robotic technology to the region. Patients can be comforted by the fact that the hospital’s already-low infection rates are be aided by state-of-the-art technology.

MMH is safe and available for patients – and Tru-D is one of many strategies MMH is taking to ensure Friends & Family are safe.