Sunday, February 8, 2009

William Beaumont Army Medical Center Put Patients At Risk

Mistake At William Beaumont Hospital Puts Thousands At Risk
Video: Derek Shore Reports: Doctor Weighs in On Patient Risk
Video: Derek Shore Reports: WBAMC Patients May Be At Risk
Story: William Beaumont Patients Possible Exposure; Doctor Weighs In
Derek Shore-KFOX News Reporter
Thursday, February 5, 2009 – updated: 11:18 am MST February 6, 2009

EL PASO, Texas -- William Beaumont Army Medical Center announced Thursday that 2,114 diabetic patients treated at the hospital may be at risk for contracting blood-borne illnesses.

"I would like to say that the staff of William Beaumont Army Medical Center deeply regrets that this situation has occurred," Col. Jim Baumchauk, of William Beaumont, said.

Hospital administrators told KFOX, diabetic patients at the hospital were being injected with insulin improperly. A medical injection pen was being used on more than one patient. Even though the needle was changed with each patient, there are fears the insulin reservoir may have contained diseases from past patients, which has sparked the fear of contamination.
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