by Lisa Chedekel, Nov 28, 2014,
posted at http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com
Connecticut state health inspectors visiting Stamford Hospital in late
2012 turned up several infection-control violations, including the improper
drying and storage of endoscopes, instruments used to look inside the body.
An inspection of Hartford Hospital in 2012 found an operating room with
“dust and darkened debris” on top of pumps attached to IV poles, a container
of syringes “overflowing” a protective cover, and brownish stains on the
floor and underside of the operating table.
These kinds of lapses, while not directly tied to patient infections,
have contributed to Connecticut’s poor ratings on some federal measures of