ALLENTOWN, PA. (March 21, 2022) – LeadingAge PA today announced LifeAire Systems, an air purification solution provider in Pennsylvania, as “Outstanding Business Partner of the Year” in LeadingAge PA’s 2022 Distinguished Service Awards program.
Established in 1973, the LeadingAge PA Distinguished Service awards program encourages members to nominate individuals, organizations, and partners that enhance the senior services sector through their involvement, innovation, leadership, or advocacy, as well as personal and organizational generosity.
LifeAire Systems is a recognized innovator in air purification being introduced to the long-term care community.
For over a decade, LifeAire’s CEO and Founder, Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow, and her team have pioneered new developments in air purification technologies representing a paradigm shift in the understanding of the role air purity plays in the most demanding, sensitive medical environments. As a result, LifeAire’s clinically proven, evidence-based solutions have been adopted by the world’s leading healthcare institutions, including Stanford University Medical Center, Northwestern University Medical Center, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, University of Connecticut Health System, Wake Forest University Medical Center, Yale University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, University of Massachusetts, St. Luke’s University Health Network and other leaders in healthcare.
Now, LifeAire is proud to bring its air purification technologies to the long-term care community to help protect residents, visitors, and staff. In a recent 15-month real-world study at LeadingAge PA member, Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, the results from adding LifeAire included an 89.1% reduction in airborne pathogens, 90.2% reduction in volatile organic compounds, 88.9% reduction in surface pathogens, 39.6% reduction in facility acquired infections, and a 47% reduction in staff call-outs.
“I was so impressed by LifeAire and Dr. Katy Worrilow,” said Sue Schlener, Executive Director of Phoebe Allentown. “Their immediate focus was to understand our senior community and defer to our needs,” said Schlener, a registered nurse and Executive Director who has served the seniors at Phoebe for over 25 years. She and Worrilow shared their respective expertise and engaged their interdisciplinary teams to discern precisely where and when to install the custom-made, patented LifeAire technology in the historic Phoebe Allentown building. “This system is truly a game-changer for the health and well-being of seniors who live in congregant settings, and the overall operations of any skilled nursing health care center. The Phoebe staff, including the leadership team, were blown away by the outcomes of the research.”
“It is truly an honor to be recognized by LeadingAge PA for this award,” said LifeAire CEO & Founder, Dr. Worrilow. “Consistent with our mission of enabling healthcare leadership to bring the best quality care to their patients and residents, the milestone that Sue and her team at Phoebe Allentown helped us all achieve represents a pioneering move toward raising the quality of care by providing a level of air purity to long term care residents, guests, and staff that has not been realized to date. We extend our gratitude to Sue and her entire team for introducing our technology to their facility and continuing their mission of providing the highest level of care and excellence.”
LeadingAge PA would like to congratulate LifeAire Systems once again and thank them for their innovative approach and transformational air purification technology which will serve Pennsylvania’s and all state’s seniors with the commitment and selflessness deserving of their nomination.
About LifeAire Systems
LifeAire Systems, LLC is an innovative healthcare technology company that develops, manufactures, and commercializes air filtration systems for an array of industries, including: healthcare, in-vitro fertilization, life sciences, long term care, dental, education, entertainment, commercial, hospitality, and transportation. LifeAire’s patented, multi-stage purification system remediates up to 99.99% of biological and chemical contaminants in both source and return air in a single pass, which minimizes human exposure to harmful airborne contaminants and maximizes safety for everyone downstream of the system. From the outset, LifeAire was designed to handle the most difficult airborne contaminants, namely the anthrax spore, which enables its technologies to easily kill or inactivate COVID-19 (Coronavirus), tuberculosis, pneumonia, and influenza. For this reason, LifeAire is the chosen solution by the world’s leading healthcare institutions and medical centers, including: Stanford University, Northwestern, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), University of Connecticut, Mayo Clinic, University of Massachusetts, Wake Forest University, Yale University, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and other leading healthcare providers. Where LifeAire has been installed, it has consistently delivered significant improvement in key operational metrics and clinical outcomes. For more information, please visit the LifeAire Systems’ website at lifeaire.com.
About Phoebe Ministries
Phoebe Ministries is a not-for-profit, multi-facility organization specializing in healthcare, housing, and support services for seniors. Founded in 1903 and affiliated with the United Church of Christ, Phoebe Ministries offers a full continuum of care—from independent living to rehabilitation, personal care, and memory support—through four continuing care retirement communities. In addition to eight managed or owned affordable housing locations, three pharmacies, and several other community-based services, Phoebe offers 14 entities serving 11 Pennsylvania counties. For over a century, Phoebe’s tradition of excellence and passion for caring have made us the leader in care for senior adults and their family members. For more information about Phoebe Ministries, call toll free 800-453-8814 or visit www.phoebe.org.