Seattle Times: Children's Hospital to reopen all operating rooms

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Photo courtesy Seattle Children's
The Seattle Times reports that Seattle Children's will reopen its operating rooms after installing new air handling equipment and cleaning and testing the rooms.

Seattle Children’s will reopen all of its 14 operating rooms Thursday, closed in May after the hospital detected a fungus that had infected six patients since last year, leaving one dead. 
But even while hospital officials said Wednesday they’re confident the operating rooms are free of Aspergillus mold spores after installing new air-handling equipment and stringently cleaning and testing, administrators didn’t say whether the hospital had notified families of patients potentially exposed to the toxic mold last year.

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