DENVER (CBS4) — The health department will continue to keep an eye on Porter Adventist Hospital after a health scare.
Back in April, the hospital notified patients about possible exposure to hepatitis or HIV. It was because the surgical instruments had not been properly sterilized.READ MORE: Mom Fights With Insurance Company To Get Disabled Daughter Wheelchair
Since then, the health department says the hospital has been cleared of any issues.
But it will require Porter to provide additional sterilization reports for the next year.
The hospital says it plans to meet all of the requirements.READ MORE: MSU Denver Offers COVID Vaccine Incentive With Scholarship Drawing
Additional Information From Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment:
Porter has established a hotline for patient questions. The phone number is 303-778-5694.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Denver Moves Focus From Quantity To Localized, Targeted Population
The public can call the Colorado Health Emergency Line for Public Information (COHELP) at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 for general questions about surgical site infections, HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. COHELP hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The public also can email COHELP at COHELP@rmpdc.org