California hospital halts cardiac surgeries due to infections
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 2008
Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, CA, is suspending open-heart surgeries while the state investigates a rash of postoperative infections. The California Department of Public Health recommended that Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno stop performing the surgeries. A hospital spokeswoman says the infections happened in the first three months of this year, and the hospital hopes to have the problem resolved soon.