Copper does have some unique characteristics including antimicrobial properties. However, it is important to understand how these antimicrobial properties work. Do not assume it is just going to clean itself, because it will not.
Over the last 15 years, I have met many professionals about the selection of surfaces in healthcare. It may surprise you to learn that many of these professionals believe that surfaces are just surfaces. They look at them more as design features or pieces of furniture than as a critical aspect of the healthcare environment.