Hospital Tells Patients They Were Possibly Exposed to HIV, Other Diseases

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.

Source: Goshen Hospital surgical patients potentially exposed to infectious diseases | Across Indiana | goshennews.com

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