Xeleum LED troffers and stairwell fixtures improve lighting quality at long-term care hospital

Dec. 6, 2013
Date Announced: 06 Dec 2013 MERIDIAN, Miss.--Rush Foundation Hospital announced that it has successfully installed Xeleum LED lighting in its long-term acute care hospital that offers long-term choices for non-permanent patients who require extended recovery time within a hospital setting. The overall program was managed by Southern LED Solutions, a division of Mitchell Companies located in Meridian, Mississippi. Zach Moore, Account Executive for Southern LED Solutions stated, “After a long and thorough evaluation of available LED lighting products, we selected Xeleum troffers and stairwell lighting fixtures not just because they represented the highest construction and photometric quality available at any price but also because the compelling return on investment analysis based upon these products ensured that the hospital was putting its resources to the best possible use.” In total 1,473 fluorescent troffers were replaced with Xeleum Titanium LED architectural lay ins in both 3,500 and 4,000 Kelvin temperatures and 53 Athena Series two foot stairwell fixtures with integral emergency backup were supplied to add safety and security to Rush Hospital’s stairwells. Fred M. Rogers, Chief Resource Officer of Rush Health Systems stated, "The LED fixtures installed by Southern LED Solutions are a tremendous hit with the staff. We have received a great deal of positive feedback from physicians and nurses regarding the new lighting; all have said there is a noticeable difference in their work areas, improving the quality and quantity of light. From a facilities management standpoint, I want to thank the SLEDS staff for providing us with a great installation process and product. The workers were sensitive to the need for quiet during the installation phase and working within the aspects of ongoing patient care. The end result is better than we had hoped for from the standpoints of performance and efficiency."ABOUT RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITALRush Foundation Hospital serves residents in East Central Mississippi and West Central Alabama with a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community services. Its comprehensive system includes Rush Foundation Hospital, a 215-bed acute care facility; The Specialty Hospital of Meridian, a 49-bed long-term, acute care hospital which operates nine rural health clinics; three critical access hospitals: Laird Hospital located in Union, MS, H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital located in Quitman, MS, and Scott Regional Hospital located in Morton, MS; Medical Foundation, Inc., a physician management company employing more than 40 providers; and Rush Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician practice. The Rush commitment to community remains as strong today as it was when Dr. J.H. Rush founded his infirmary. A team of highly dedicated individuals pledged to caring for their fellow man.ABOUT XELEUMFor over 25 years, Xeleum has been designing and manufacturing lighting and other electronic products for distribution under numerous major brands, as well as its own brand, through commercial, industrial and residential sales channels. It is an ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 13485 certified manufacturer with its world headquarters located in Mount Kisco, New York.

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