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Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), Chicago, Ill.

Rx for Hand Hygiene

In 2010, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago, one of the country’s premier academic medical centers, launched a major hand-washing campaign aimed at employees, patients and visitors: “Clean Hands Every Time.” According to a hospital press release, two-thirds of Americans fall short in adopting the habit of washing their hands, and 80% of infections are transmitted through touch. If hands are kept clean, the transmission of germs from person to person is greatly reduced. As part of a hospital-wide education campaign on the importance of proper hand hygiene, NMH even self-produced a sing-a-long video parody featuring hospital staff demonstrating their best hand wa

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Excel Dryer D|13 Sink System

User Friendly Restroom Accent

Excel Dryer’s XLERATORsync hand dryer directly integrates with the D|13 Sink System to avert mess. According to Excel’s William Gagnon, vice president of marketing and sales, integrated sink systems are the next generation of “green” restroom design, as they provide form and function that deliver a better user experience. “Further, they solve the potential issues often associated with high-speed, wall-mounted hand dryers: sound, where the water goes, hygiene and aesthetics.”The dryer features an outlet for each hand, while reversing the airflow to blow water down and away from the user and into the sink basin. By integrating the hand dryer directly on

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