Seattle Children's Hospital linked to multiple mold-related deaths

The hospital's CEO revealed that five more patients have died from a mold infection since 2001.
1:36 | 11/20/19

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Transcript for Seattle Children's Hospital linked to multiple mold-related deaths
I'm sorry to all of our patients who depend on us. And have been impacted by this. They Seattle children's pretty lean they have been struggling with an expert Ilyce mold since 2000 weren't. In all fourteenth surgical patients have gotten sick. Six of which had time. At the time we believe that these were isolated incidents. We now believe that these factions were likely caused by that air handling system that serve our operating. Children CEO saying. The hospitals should have made the connection sooner simply put we fail. As CEO. I hold myself. And children's. To a higher standard. Now the facility is preparing to install a new group top handler and custom built in will have a filtration systems in every operating room. An adjacent supply area. Happen is an extremely effective filtration system. The removes 99.9. 7% of particles from the air that passed through the filter. And it's good news for Christina crescent. Percent John if it was potentially exposed our expert Ilyce mold back in March at the hospital when he had export place to treat his leukemia. I'm glad that they're going above and beyond and and doing everything they can to trade and make sure that this doesn't happen again. Christina says she's thankful Jonathan has received incredible care over the last eight months children and despite all that's happened. She's thankful for the hospitals transparency. We will do everything in our power to get this right. And we will not stop until we do.

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