Encompass Group And Gordon & Gordon Launch New Antibacterial Product Aimed At Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections
- Created on Monday, 03 December 2007 02:19
- Written by Staff
McDONOUGH, Ga. -- Encompass Group LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of medical textiles, has joined with Gordon & Gordon, an Irvine, Calif. company, to market BacterArmor, an antibacterial product designed to reduce deadly noscomial infections, also known as hospital acquired infections.
Healthcare providers continue to recover from The New York Times article outlining Medicare’s new change in payment policy, specifically noting they will no longer cover cost due to infections acquired after a patient is admitted into a healthcare facility.
Encompass and Gordon & Gordon are pioneering a new prevention program that will assist healthcare providers with solutions laid out in a comprehensive package that will include training, innovative products, and onsite technical assistance.
“In 2006 1.9 Million patients admitted into a US hospital acquired a potentially preventable nosocomial infection,” says Christian Arnold, Encompass’ vice president of business development.
Hospital staff members are under pressure to reduce the infection rate and need tools in the fight.
“The gap between hospital staff members feeling unable to impact results and patient infection rates rising will be replaced by creating a bridge of technology we intend to help build,” said Rebecca Walton president of Gordon & Gordon.
Encompass, with its current healthcare client base, combined with Gordon & Gordon product technology and expertise is a natural for all healthcare providers who want to benefit with measurable results.
Encompass Group LLC is a manufacturer and marketer of healthcare items. Gordon & Gordon, Inc is a privately held woman-owned business specializing in marketing innovative chemical solutions for fabrics including anti-microbial laundry additives.
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Ecolab Acquires Dober Chemical’S Textile Care Business
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab Inc. a leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services announced it has purchased the commercial laundry division of Dober Chemical Corporation. The acquisition includes Dober’s laundry chemical and waste water treatment and Ultrax dispensing businesses as well as an exclusive partnership to market and provide key components of its Spindle monitoring software.
“Dober is respected throughout the industry for its innovative monitoring technology, product chemistry and commitment to service – qualities that complement our own strengths at Ecolab,” said Brian Henke, vice president and general manager, Ecolab Textile Care North America. “As we expand our North American commercial laundry business, innovation and service excellence will continue to be our top priority as we partner with our customers to deliver unsurpassed value to run their operations more efficiently, sustainably and cost effectively.”
“Ecolab and Dober share the same customercentric approach to service and innovative technology,” said John Dobrez, president Dober Chemical Corp. “This is an exciting development because it builds on the strengths of both companies to move the industry forward.”
Through this agreement, Spindle Technologies,a division of Dober, is forming a strategic alliance with Ecolab Textile Care in an exclusive licensing agreement for its ChemWatch Software technology and the OPTRAX Utility Module.
“There will be no movement of people as they currently all operate remotely,” said Henke. “The Dober leadership team is very skilled and respected in the industry. We plan to have them as part of the team moving forward. During the transition, both businesses will operate as usual and we do not expect there to be any changes in the service the customers are used to receiving.”