They’re Here! Renown Welcomes Robots to the Team

They're Here! Robots Join Renown Staff

Renown Health has added some unique talent to its team: Germ-Zapping robots. 

Four new Xenex robots joined their co-workers in environmental services as an extra layer of patient protection to clean operating rooms and select patient care areas — by eliminating highly contagious superbugs. They use pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV-C) light, that is 25,000 times more intense than sunlight, to safely and effectively remove bacteria and virus including Clostridium difficile (C. diff), MRSA, norovirus, influenza, measles and Ebola in just five minutes.

The robots are the latest to join other leading-edge, robotic systems already in use at Renown such as the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System and the fully automated clinical laboratory.

Find out how their first day on the job went — and their experience with new employee orientation and a coffee break at Starbucks — and help us welcome the newest members of the Renown family.


  1. What a great idea to diminish germs in the hospital environment. Too many times, I've heard of people leaving the hospital with a new ailment that they believed they contracted while an in-patient (pneumonia, for instance). Hoooray for Renown.