The system consists of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home health, medical equipment and other health services spanning 47 Ohio counties.
- Timothy Coleman, Facility Director for OhioHealth
One of their urban locations situated in a busy downtown area suffers from odor issues originating outdoors. Air handling units with outdoor air intakes are susceptible to bringing in particles and odors associated with vehicle exhaust, cigarette smoke, and jet fuel from helicopters.
Historically, the hospital has been utilizing expensive carbon filters to remove these odors. More recently, they elected to try GPS Air’s needlepoint bipolar ionization technology (NPBI). GPS Air NPBI technology was selected because of it’s efficacy, ease of installation, and lack of any replacement parts required.
Timothy Coleman, Facility Director for OhioHealth, stated “We replaced the carbon filters on the AHU’s with GPS Air NPBI technology. We have not received an odor complaint for six months and counting. We will be moving forward with adding NPBI and removing carbon filters from multiple AHU’s across the hospital system.”