Denver hospital to offer blood testing after spine, orthopedic surgery infection control breach

Shayna Korol -   Print  |

Denver-based Porter Adventist Hospital is offering to test patients who had orthopedic or spine surgery performed during an 18-month period for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C after an infection control breach, TheDenverChannel.com reports.

The hospital canceled most surgeries on April 5 and 6, Denver CBS 4 reports. Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health, which operates Porter Adventist Hospital, announced "the decision to pause all surgeries after we noticed a potential change in our water quality relative to our surgical equipment. We are working closely with patients to reschedule surgeries, and we are supporting them through this process."

Here is more information on the infection control breach.

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