Seattle Children’s closes all main operating rooms because of mold

July 9, 2019

Seattle Children’s hospital has closed all 14 of its main operating rooms as it continues to work on removing the mold that was detected in its facilities in May, according to an article on The Seattle Times website.

The hospital found traces of Aspergillus mold in several operating and equipment storage rooms May 18.

Seattle Children’s initially shut down only four of the rooms but has since closed off the other. The hospital has contacted all patients who might have been exposed to the mold.

When outside industrial hygienists assessed the air quality last month, they found deficiencies in (its) air handlers.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Infection Control


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Dog to join Washington hospital security staff


The canine officer was added to help deter violence

9/13/2019

Patient expectations are redefining facilities


U.S. patients have begun expecting more from their healthcare facilities

9/13/2019

Greener healthcare facilities could mean lower healthcare costs


Healthcare facilities can generate a massive amount of waste and energy use

9/13/2019

Blog

Acoustics: The hidden risk for mission critical data centers


Focusing on assessment, specification and implementation allows managers can streamline installation and enhance access control

9/13/2019

Key steps to boosting facility security


Focusing on assessment, specification and implementation allows managers can streamline installation and enhance access control

9/13/2019





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.