Norfolk Sentara Leigh Hospital debuts new east tower

Posted at 8:41 PM, Nov 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-11 00:12:54-05

Norfolk, Va. – New technology was on display today at Sentara Leigh Hospital as they get ready to open a new tower to patients.

An open house was held at the new east tower.  This event marks the first of two towers that will replace the 1970s era patient wings.  It will be open to patients next weekend.

The east tower is also the site of the largest clinical trial being conducted for copper-infused materials which are designed to fight infection.  It’s being used in things like counter-tops and linens throughout the hospital.

Sentara is working with Cupron, the company behind the product, to study the anti-microbial products starting in January.