WellSpan York Hospital, working collaboratively with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has confirmed a small number of extremely rare bacterial infections in certain open-heart surgery cases performed between Oct. 1, 2011 and July 24, 2015 at WellSpan York Hospital. The CDC has linked these infections to the heater-cooler devices used during these surgeries.
WellSpan has since thoroughly addressed the cause of the bacterial occurrence. There is currently no risk of bacterial exposure at WellSpan York Hospital.
In an effort to ensure the safety of patients, WellSpan has notified approximately 1,300 open-heart surgery patients of possible exposure to this bacteria during open-heart surgery procedures performed between Oct. 1, 2011 and July 24, 2015.
As part of our ongoing goal to make WellSpan services easier to access and use, we will coordinate your care through MyWellSpan, our secure online tool. Use MyWellSpan to manage your appointments, review lab and imaging study results, communicate with your doctor, access your confidential medical records and more. We invite you to learn more about MyWellSpan.
Services we offer
Providers at the WellSpan NTM Clinic offer comprehensive medical evaluations, which include documenting clinical history, conducting a focused physical examination, and, if clinically appropriate, providing laboratory testing for open heart surgery infection follow-up care.