Sneaky hint: You can google it!
CONDUCTIVE TILE FLOORING ESD-CONTROL TILE flooring helps control involuntary personnel movement caused by electrostatic discharge, prevent hazardous static discharge directly into patients and prevent fire or explosion where flammable anesthetics are used.
Yes, but it has nothing to do with electrocution hazard. (You said: "antistatic")
Must have been a very backwoods hospital!
I don't think they had electric scalpals then.