Professional Disposables International, Inc. announced it has entered a new three-year agreement with Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA) to be the sole provider of hand-sanitizing wipes, surface disinfecting wipes and other infection prevention products. The CHCA network consists of 44 leading North American children’s hospitals who are widely known for their excellence in caring for pediatric patients. CHCA children’s hospitals represent more than 20,000 physicians and 100,000 employees.

Under the three-year contract, which began January 1, 2009, PDI will supply CHCA hospital accounts their most popular pre-moistened wipes and offer infection prevention educational programs for staff and patients including the Sani-Hands® for Kids educational curriculum. Sani-Hands® for Kids Antimicrobial Alcohol Gel Hand Wipes, Sani-Hands® ALC Antimicrobial Alcohol Gel Hand Wipes, and the Sani-Cloth® product line will be among the products available.

Both Sani-Hands® for Kids and Sani-Hands® ALC are clinically proven to kill 99.99 percent of germs, including influenza and MRSA, while removing bacteria and soil from hands. The Sani-Cloth® line consists of germicidal wipes designed for the disinfection of hard, non-porous surfaces and equipment and includes Super Sani-Cloth®, Sani-Cloth® Plus, Sani-Cloth® HB, and Sani-Cloth® Bleach Germicidal Cloths, which allows the hospital access to the full product portfolio of germicidal wipes PDI has to offer.

“The infection prevention challenges of pediatric hospitals are unique and constantly evolving. Two significant interventions to reduce the risk of infection transmission with these very special patients are adequate hand hygiene and disinfection of environmental surface in the healthcare environment. These two steps coupled with the extensive educational offerings of PDI are core elements of achieving zero healthcare-associated infections,” said Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, National Accounts Medical Science Liaison for Professional Disposables International, Inc.

CHCA selects product contract opportunities with the greatest potential to improve both patient safety and hospital operations. With the increased emphasis on infection prevention and reimbursement of healthcare associated infections, this new contract brings additional clinical value and contract savings to participating children’s hospitals. CHCA, a business alliance of 44 free-standing children’s hospitals based in Shawnee Mission, Kan., offers programs that improve the clinical and operational performance of children’s hospitals. For more information, visit

For more than 30 years, PDI has pioneered the development, testing, manufacturing and marketing of pre-moistened wipes as the optimum delivery system for skin antisepsis, hand hygiene, patient and surface care. With trusted brands including Sani-Cloth®, Sani-Hands® ALC, Sani-Hands® for Kids, Hygea® and Chlorascrub™, PDI serves the healthcare market through hospitals, physician and dental offices, emergency medical services, long-term care, schools and a variety of other healthcare facilities. Professional Disposables International, Inc. is headquartered in Orangeburg, New York. For more information, visit

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