GOV. JUAN F. LUIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER, FL
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center Mold Treatment
GETI was retained to inspect and treat for widespread mold infestation at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Facility intensive care unit located in the US Virgin Islands. This hospital sustained severe hurricane damage in 2017 and has had moisture and mold issues since. GETI found that the moisture content was greater than 19% throughout the facility and ranged between 23% – 28% in the impacted areas. Based on EPA data and scientific research, a moisture content of greater than 19% or relative humidity greater than 60% can allow mold growth if NOT Dried within 24-48 hours. Mold spore counts were very high. When mold is determined to be present in the facility it can have a NEGATIVE impact on human health to those individuals residing inside the facility.
The hospital is currently undergoing renovations from previous hurricane damage. GETI needed mobilize a team to the Virgin Islands and treat affected areas within a one-week period in February 2020.
GETI field teams applied thermal protection to ICU heat sensitive equipment and fixtures prior to treatment. Structural Pasteurization of the affected ICU utilized up to 20 inches of static pressure-positive air flow to reach microbial thermal death points using the JetGreen™ Micro Turbine patented technology. Air Scrubbing and HEPA Filtration units removed residual solids after treatment. This was followed by installing ActivePure® Technology units in the ICU HVAC system to reduce the health risk of re-contamination in the future with continued maintenance and improved air quality.
Independent post-treatment testing and analysis showed 99.99% removal of mold spores. This successful mold clearance will accelerate the re-opening of the ICU.