DETROIT (AP) – Records show state regulators who cited the Detroit Medical Center for lax training failed to find problems with dirty surgical instruments during an inspection last year.
The Detroit News obtained inspection reports and internal hospital records showing issues with the delivery and cleaning of surgical instruments were occurring amid a Feb. 18-Feb. 19, 2015 inspection of sterilization facilities.READ MORE: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
Larry Horvath, director of the state’s Bureau of Community and Health Systems, says inspectors never checked to see whether instruments were properly sterilized during the routine inspection because they received no complaints indicating there was a problem.READ MORE: Tillson Street's Halloween Displays Draws Thousands
The newspaper last month revealed 11 years of internal complaints about dirty instruments that complicated operations.MORE NEWS: Kalamazoo Tests For Lead Exposure Following High-Lead Level Reports In Other Michigan Cities
The DMC says in a statement that it plans to “take all actions necessary” to fix the issues.
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