Friday, February 4, 2011
Someone Get the St. Louis V.A. a Dishwasher and a Box of Cascade, Post-Haste!
By Chad Garrison
on Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 8:59 AM
Officials at St. Louis' VA hospital this week announced they were halting all surgeries indefinitely
after an inspection revealed unclean surgical equipment.
This after the hospital last summer notified some 1,800 patients that they may have been infected with HIV
and other blood-borne pathogens due to dirty dental utensils.
Seriously, how hard is it to clean medical equipment? That's what Congressman Russ Carnahan wants to know.
"How many times does something have to happen before they fix this facility?" said Carnahan, who last July held hearings looking into the exact same issue
. "Clearly the problems there go well beyond one department. It's time for a full, top-to-bottom, independent review of the entire facility. It needs to happen and it needs to happen now."
What's the deal with the John Cochran Medical Center?