California hospital resumes elective surgeries after mold issues

October 7, 2019

Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center resumed elective surgeries after cancelling operations because of the discovery of mold in a room used to sterilize surgical equipment, according to an article on the Los Angeles Times website.

The hospital had detected a “minor, localized water leak” and no mold was found anywhere else.

“This sterilization room was contained and closed for abatement, and all patients and staff remained safe,” according to an official statement.

The hospital is using alternate sterilizer equipment capacity, located both on campus and in its sister facilities, to maintain services for its patients.

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