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5:44 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Scrutinized For Improper Sterilization

The health and safety advocate group Public Citizen says Sheridan Memorial Hospital failed to fully sterilize some surgical equipment and may have exposed patients to viral and bacterial infections.

That allegation comes after the Wyoming Department of Health found that he hospital did not adequately sterilize a piece of equipment known as a laryngeal mask airway, which is placed in the throats of patients undergoing surgery to provide air.

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