An Indiana hospital told surgical patients they were potentially exposed to infectious diseases, according to the Goshen News.
Goshen Hospital patients who had surgery between April 1 and September 30 may have been exposed to hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV.
The possible exposure happened because one of the hospital’s sterilization technicians failed to complete a necessary step in the hospital’s sterilization process, Goshen Hospital CEO Randy Christophel wrote to patients in a letter.
The hospital said treatment options are available for any patients who did get an infection. A total of 1,182 surgical patients may have been exposed to infections, the Goshen News reported.