WHAT ARE OUR AREA HOSPITALS DOING?
At Hackensack University Medical Center, all sources of drinking water are filtered to enhance the purification by United Water, according to Donald Ferrell, director of design and construction at the hospital.
“It’s an extra precaution you can take to help purify the water you drink, so why not?” he says.
Water coolers are also treated with UV lights to help eliminate the use of bottled waters, which prevents the use of some 30,000 plastic bottles each year and significantly cuts down hospital costs, he adds.
The medical center also uses air filters throughout the hospital, and relies on HEPA air purifiers in units that may contain patients whose immune systems are compromised.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is currently in the