Financially Strapped Medical Center Forced To Cancel Surgeries Because Of Mold
“It is a significant part of our revenue, but we want to do the repairs correctly and properly and we want to be sure that our patients have a safe clean environment to have the procedures done,” said John Peleuses, Sonoma West Medical Center’s interim CEO.
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Mold At Sonoma West Medical Center Halts Surgeries For Past Three Weeks
Mold spores, first discovered about a month ago under a hand-washing sink at Sonoma West Medical Center’s sterile processing area, has forced the financially strapped hospital to cancel surgeries until it completes proper remediation. While the mold was not found in the operating rooms, the work to remove it affects the hospital’s ability to sterilize surgical instruments for operations. The discovery and loss of revenue is yet another financial blow to a hospital. (Espinoza, 6/21)