Water Quality - September 2016

Heater-cooler units at UW Medical Center test positive for Legionella

The source of the outbreak has been linked to the hospital's water system

9/26/2016


Healthcare costs linked to bacteria in water systems rising

Between 1991 and 2006, more than 617,000 hospitalizations related to three common plumbing pathogens resulted in around $9 billion in Medicare payments

9/23/2016


Fourth patient infected with Legionnaires' at UW Medical Center

The patient contracted Legionnaires' disease before water restrictions were implemented at the hospital

9/22/2016



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