Hospital Cited for Infection Control Violations

November 29, 2018

Regulators with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services have cited Detroit Medical Center’s Harper University Hospital for improper infection-control practices found during a surprise inspection last month, The Detroit News reports.

Inspectors found gnats in several locations in the hospital’s intensive care unit. They also found several problems in the kitchen area, including multiple large spills on the floor, an accumulation of dirt and debris, and walls splattered with a red fluid near the trash receptacles.

Hospital officials responded that they are working with staff to review proper infection-control techniques and extensively clean food preparation areas.

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