Surprise inspection finds improper linen storage at Pittsburgh healthcare facility

April 17, 2017

An unannounced state inspection of UPMC Shadyside hospital in Pittsburgh revealed improper storage of clean and soiled linens along with ventilation problems, according to an article on the Trib Live website.

Pennsylvania Department of Health investigators said that neither the clean or soiled linens were being stored according to standards.

Soiled linens were packed in cloth bags stacked in red plastic containers located in a room with the door opened adjacent to the hallways where the clean linens containers were stored.

The state asked UPMC to review and improve the way it stores linens with regard to temperature and ventilation.

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