Seattle Children's is facing violations after mold investigation

July 15, 2019

Seattle Children's hospital is working to address violations found by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amid an investigation of mold, according to an article on the K5 News website.

One patient died and five others were infected in the past two years after Aspergillus mold was found in the operating rooms.  

As a result of the investigation, DOH and CMS provided the hospital with statements of deficiencies.

Cited deficiencies include the failure to properly maintain air filtering systems that fed to operating rooms and the failure to inspect or calibrate air flow monitoring equipment to make sure it worked.

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