Goshen Hospital patients potentially exposed to infectious diseases


GOSHEN, Ind. (WNDU) Patients who underwent surgery at Goshen Hospital may have been exposed to infectious diseases due to an equipment sterilization issue between April 1 and Sept. 30.

According to our reporting partners at The Goshen News, the hospital's president and CEO announced that a surgical instrument sterilization technician failed to complete one of the necessary steps between April 1 and Sept. 30.

“The surgical instruments in question were still treated with our usual chemical disinfection and machine sterilization processes which include a wide margin of safety; however, such instruments may or may not have been completely sterile,” a letter to affected patients states.

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