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North Las Vegas VA hospital uses UV light technology to deep clean facility

Posted at 9:40 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 12:58:30-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — As the fight against COVID-19 continues, Las Vegas area veterans are helping each other out by making sure their military family stays safe.

“Pretty much if you were in the military, it’s like your family,” said Army Veteran Kole Glass.

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Glass works as an emergency medical service worker at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center and is in charge of cleaning and sanitizing the hospital rooms from top to bottom.

Glass says he cleans each room as if the next person stepping in was family.

“I clean those rooms as if I was going to be a patient, or someone close to you or you love is going into that room. I give those rooms my all,” Glass said.

Now, UV light technology is making the cleaning processes more effective.

“We found it very effective in reducing our hospital associated infections,” said Army Veteran Jesse Diaz.

Diaz is the housekeeping officer at the VA Medical Center. According to Diaz, they saw positive results during a one-year trial and decided to bring in the device permanently.

“There are three different towers that go into the patient room or exam room," said Diaz. "And now that we’ve been dealing with COVID, we’ve expanded the use of it to our emergency department and also our radiology department."

Diaz and Glass both say this is their way of making an impact in the lives of other veterans while also helping to slow the spread of the virus.


“I think it brings pride to what you do, and brings value to what you do every day,” Diaz said.

“I think I’m here as a voice I guess,” Glass said. “I also wanted to give back to the ones who’s still serving.”