Washington hospital cancels procedures after surgical tray issues

November 27, 2019

Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash., cancelled more than 140 elective surgeries after discovering flecks of plastic on some surgical trays, according to an article on the Kiro7 website.

The hospital noticed the plastic after the trays left the sterilization processing system.

The trays were fully sterilized and hospital staff pulled those trays before they made it into the hospital and in contact with patients

The hospital continued to perform emergency surgeries with unaffected trays.

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