Porter Adventist Hospital Reschedules More Surgeries Over Sterilization Worries

Porter Adventist Hospital Reschedules More Surgeries Over Sterilization Worries

Porter Adventist Hospital Reschedules More Surgeries Over Sterilization Worries

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said patients who underwent orthopedic or spine surgery between July 21, 2016, and February 20, 2018, at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver were at risk for surgical site infections, hepatitis B and C viruses or HIV because of an "infection control breach".

"We will be notifying these patients directly via a written letter and will be providing additional information regarding surgical site infection", read a Friday afternoon statement from hospital spokeswoman Chrissy Nicholson.

The state health department is looking into whether more patients than previously thought could be at risk for hepatitis and/or HIV after receiving new information from a survey at Porter Adventist Hospital.

There have been no reports of infections related to the breach and the risk of getting human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis is very low, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said. However, the agency says it's still investigating.

Trump Planning to Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner Again
White House staff members also did not attend the 2017 event out of reported "solidarity" with the president. Trump had told a New York City radio station Friday he probably would not attend this year's dinner.

There are no known cases of patients contracting infections from the instruments.

As reported by CBS Denver, the health department describes the incident as a "significant health breach". There is also no risk for patients who are now staying or seeking treatment from the hospital.

The hospital did not immediately respond when asked how many patients could have been impacted.

"The state health department was notified of the breach February 21".

Malaysian PM Najib Razak announces dissolution of parliament for election
Najib had earlier sought an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V for his consent to dissolve Parliament. But a weaker result, even if the coalition retains power, could lead to an internal leadership challenge against Mr Najib.

"A disease control investigation is ongoing", Wolk's statement said. The department conducted an on-site survey of infection control practices at the hospital. "The department last visited the hospital March 28, confirming that current infection-control practices meet standards".

Hospital officials are contacting everyone who might have been affected.

On Wednesday, April 4, Centura Health, the company operating Porter Adventist Hospital, released a statement about the gap in their pre-cleaning process.

Acting on "an abundance of caution", Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver said Thursday it will temporarily suspend all surgeries at the hospital until it corrects water quality issues that could be linked to contaminated surgical equipment.

National Basketball Association roundup: Pacers sweep season series against Golden State
A spot shooter for most of the season, Bogdanovic has been more committed to driving the lane and using the baseline to score. While the Warriors were still down one all-star, the other three should have been good enough to lead the team to victory.

Latest News