Flint healthcare facility ordered a second time to address Legionella issues

March 2, 2017

Michigan health officials told McLaren Flint Hospital for the second time in a little more than a month to correct conditions to reduce the presence of bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, according to an article on the Detroit News website.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said McLaren Flint has “consistently failed to provide sufficient information” to verify it has implemented and complied with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, the article said.

The state plans to conduct independent testing and requested documents dating back to Jan. 1, 2016.

There is reasonable belief that the hospital’s water system “is a nuisance, unsanitary condition or cause of illness,” a state official said.

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