Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) ​and Vyv Webinar​

HANYS Vyv Webinar Presentation

​Vyv has partnered with HANYS to advance a new approach to infection control and prevention by creating interior environments continuously inhospitable to organisms through Vyv’s white antimicrobial light technology. These LED lighting fixtures create unique environments inhospitable to the growth and survival of microbes (bacteria, viruses, endospores, fungi and yeast). Vyv works continuously, dosing surfaces with antimicrobial action non-stop 24/7, while providing high-quality white light for fully occupied spaces. ​

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the coming environmental wellness changes to our healthcare facilities during this complimentary webinar. Joining Vyv’s co-founder and CEO, Colleen Costello, our panelists include a large healthcare system, a regional hospital and a university sports health center.​

Our Panelists Include:
Colleen Costello Hanys
Colleen Costello

Prior to co-founding Vital Vio, Ms. Costello’s career spanned clinical research, engineering, biochemistry, and product development. She has held positions in biochemistry research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, in surgical device design and pre-clinical studies at Covidien Surgical Devices, and in tissue engineering research at RPI. She has been named in Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30, Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 Most Brilliant Young Founders, 50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs to Watch by Inc. Magazine, featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, ABC and holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.

Colleen Costello
CEO & Co-founder
Vyv

Xavier Escobar Hanys
Xavier Escobar

Xavier Escobar has a background in healthcare administration, clinic design & construction, and innovation. He is currently responsible for design, construction, strategic growth initiatives, clinic design optimization and innovation at Houston Methodist, including ambulatory care and outpatient centers at 150 locations.

Xavier Escobar, MBA, MHA
Manager, Clinic Design & Construction
Houston Methodist Physician Organization

Mike Goforth Hanys
Mike Goforth

As associate athletics director for sports medicine, Goforth works with Mark Rogers DO, Chief Medical Officer to oversee the healthcare needs of all student-athletes and organizes the staff of athletic trainers and physicians as well as supervising all other healthcare-related services that Virginia Tech Athletics offers. Mike and his team works closely with facility administrators to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes and staff in the sports medicine clinic, strength and conditioning areas, and all indoor and outdoor sports venues.

Mike Goforth MS, LAT, ATC
Associate Athletics Director, Sports Medicine
Virginia Tech

Thomas Pelis Hanys
Thomas K. Pelis

With over 40 years of facilities management experience in both public and private sectors, Thomas K. Pelis, PE, LEED AP, MBA joined Oswego Health in 2018 and serves as the nonprofit healthcare system’s  Director for Real Estate and Construction. In his role, Pelis oversees all renovations, new construction, and property management for the organization.

Thomas K. Pelis, PE, LEED AP, MBA
Director for Real Estate and Construction
Oswego Health

Research Studies
The Impact Of Vyv Antimicrobial Light

The Impact of Vyv Antimicrobial Light

This paper discusses the safety questions that arise around the use of Vyv antimicrobial light technology. Central to the discussion are –

  • An overview of the impact Vyv antimicrobial technology
  • The Differences between Vyv technology and ultraviolet light
  • How Vyv has been tested to meet standards for continuous, unrestricted use
  • How Vyv poses no risk to creating “superbugs”
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Combatting Infections In Long Term Care Faciliites

Combating Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities

Even before COVID-19 made headlines, long-term care facilities (LTCFs) faced a major challenge: providing care to an aging population with significant healthcare needs.

Administrators now face increased expectations from the CDC and CMS, with reimbursement rates tied to performance even as their residents become sicker and in need of more specialized healthcare interventions. A major variable which nursing homes can manage toward compliance is the presence of harmful bacteria and serious infections.

Vyv continuous antimicrobial light adds a new level of trust in healthcare systems by stopping the growth and regrowth of bacteria and other pathogens on surfaces.

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About Vyv

Vyv is a health tech company and creator of a new kind of continuous antimicrobial cleaning protection. Vyv offers its patented 100% UV-free, continuous-use, antimicrobial LED technology that creates environments inhospitable to the growth and survival of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, mold and mildew. Unlike UV-C light, Vyv meets international standards for continual and unrestricted use around people, animals, and plants in homes, public places and across industries.

Today Vyv antimicrobial light technology can be found in many of the nation’s prominent healthcare facilities, including acute and long-term care, ambulatory and rehabilitation centers, clinics and doctors’ offices to inside ambulances. As high-quality white overhead LED lighting, Vyv can be found in all areas of healthcare facilities – from surgical suites and ERs to nursing stations and patient floors. Additionally, Vyv antimicrobial light technology is also embedded inside many commercial and consumer products and applications.

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*Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 97.12% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 8 hours on hard surfaces. Testing on SARS-CoV-2 (enveloped virus) showed a 96.76% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 8 hours on hard surfaces. Testing on MRSA and E. coli showed 90%+ reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 24 hours on hard surfaces. Results may vary depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the space where the product is installed and the length of time of exposure. Use of Vyv antimicrobial light is not intended to replace manual cleaning and disinfection practices.

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