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Water Chemistry Issues Suspend Surgeries At Washington Hospital

September 16, 2020

A hospital in Bellingham, Wash., postponed all but emergency surgeries in early September because of  a water chemistry issue, according to an article on the Becker’s Hospital Review website.

The water issue is affecting sterilization, according to a statement from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

The hospital said it is "working around-the-clock on further analysis and repairs."

The hospital's emergency department remained open and continue to accept patients. 

Non-emergency surgeries at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center continued to be postponed as of Sept. 8, according to an article on the KGMI website. 

Read the full Becker’s article.

 

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