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Toledo water contamination enters 3rd day

...we're going to be looking for water again," he said. Some hospitals canceled elective surgeries and were sending surgical equipment that needed sterilized to facilities outside the water emergency, said Bryan Biggie, disaster coordinator for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-04/3rd-day-toledo-water-woes
South Carolina hospital infection might have killed 3

...been a factor in the deaths of three patients.Fifteen patients have tested positive for the infection linked to surgical equipment.Greenville Health System medical quality director Dr. Robert Mobley Jr. said all three patients who died also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-27/sc-hospital-infection-may-ha
Across South Carolina

...have tested positive for the infection linked to surgical equipment.Greenville Health Sys tem's medical quality...infection tested positive in March.A piece of surgical equipment has been implicated, but the U.S. Centers for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-27/across-south-carolina
Business news

...price as of Friday. Medtronic makes pacemakers and insulin pumps, among other products. Covidien specializes in surgical equipment.As a result of savings from the deal, Medtronic said it would spend an additional $10 billion over the next...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/business-news
Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 billion

...13 billion deal.Medtronic makes pacemakers and insulin pumps, among other products. Covidien specializes in surgical equipment.As a result of savings from the deal, Medtronic said it would spend an additional $10 billion over the next...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/medtronic-buy-covidien-429
Valeant to buy Bausch + Lomb

...and solutions, lenses implanted in the eye to treat near-sightedness and cataracts, ophthalmology drugs and surgical equipment.New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson's Vistakon eye care division had 2012 revenue of about $3...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-27/valeant-buy-bausch-lomb
Some question quality of care from cruise MDs

...out that most ships only have one or two physicians with up to four nurses and that most infirmaries don't have surgical equipment. "The facilities are as good as they can be for a ship but it's not an emergency department," said Dr. Marshall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/25/liv_402253.shtml
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Elective surgeries resume at Augusta VA hospital

...normal volume will likely resume after Jan. 1, Stapleton said.While it is reprocessing, the VA is also upgrading surgical equipment and will soon add an automated system using bar codes to help track instruments."It just will improve our ability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-12-02/elective-surgeries-resume-au
Health | Metro | Veterans Affairs Hospitals
Augusta VA director is temporarily reassigned

...weren't being followed in the sterilization of surgical equipment, although officials said it did not result in patients...automated equipment tracking system and upgrading its surgical equipment as well. Officials insist the two problems were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-12-15/augusta-va-director-temporari
Health | Metro | Veterans Affairs Hospitals | Health Care
Emory warns of possible exposure to brain disease

...disease, which can take more than seven years to show symptoms. Emory officials said they routinely sterilize all surgical equipment and have implemented a more thorough sterilization procedure since Sept. 15.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/02/met_430154.shtml
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