Sodexo, world leader in food services and facilities management, announced an expanded partnership with Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, to deliver a new infection prevention offering for hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United States. Sodexo’s unique program, Protecta® Plus, provides an additional solution to help reduce the risk of infection with Ecolab’s Bioquell™ hydrogen peroxide vapor technology.  

Protecta Plus offers hospitals next level technology solutions for their specialized disinfection needs, with personalized support and fully managed services augmented by dedicated infection prevention specialists. Protecta Plus supports Sodexo’s foundational Protecta offering, a standardized, integrated environmental infection program designed for organizations looking to reduce or stabilize hospital-associated infections (HAIs) and keep them low.     

“We’re excited to add this to the Protecta Plus lineup,” says Brooke Hossfeld, MPH, CIC, MLS (ASCP)CM, Infection Prevention Specialist for Sodexo. “The broad efficacy of a sterilant is great because hospitals face such a wide range of challenges – from typical organisms like MRSA and C.diff, as well as emerging issues such as COVID-19 variants to C. auris – they need to be ready for almost anything.”

Bioquell Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilant is an EPA registered sterilant that uses an automated process to decontaminate enclosed spaces. It reaches all exposed surfaces – including hard-to-reach ceilings, far corners, and open drawers for maximum impact. The proprietary technology is proven effective against even tough organisms, such as bacterial spores. With Bioquell, Sodexo’s Protecta Plus can be implemented within a variety of service models to provide critical aid in the fight against HAIs in different care settings.  

Some patients are especially vulnerable to HAIs, says Kristen Gray, Ecolab Area Vice President for Life Sciences. Having this sterilant technology to kill viruses, spores, fungi and bacteria where these patients are treated and heal – burn units, cancer centers, operating rooms, children’s hospitals and ICUs – is something we’re very proud of. We offer options to all types of facilities, with the option for on-site environmental service teams to run this technology or Ecolab experts who can provide on-site turnkey services.

This new addition is another example of how Sodexo continues to bring the latest technology and services to customers to meet their most important challenges.   


About Sodexo North America 

At Sodexo Healthcare we build trusted partnerships with health systems to support their care delivery mission. Leveraging science, insights and imagination, we provide solutions and contribute essential non-clinical services wherever care is delivered, to enhance patients’ and caregivers’ experience while improving our clients’ financial health. Sodexo Healthcare’s 35,000 employees provide human-centered care with food and nutrition, environmental and clinical engineering services that support healthcare teams and overall operations at over 1,500 sites in the United States. 

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $19 billion in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2019, Sodexo contributed over 151,500 in volunteer hours, and since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger.  

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(EPA Reg. No. 72372-1-86703)

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