Patient Information - WellSpan Health

Open Heart Surgery Infections - Patient Information

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If you are among the 1,300 individuals who may have been exposed to this bacteria during your open-heart surgery at WellSpan York Hospital, we want to make sure you get all the information, care and treatment you may need related to this issue.

To that end, this web page is intended to provide you with the information you need and to offer additional resources on this issue.

If you have questions or concerns about this issue, please contact one our dedicated nurse case managers, toll-free, at (866) 217-2970.


Have you received letters or phone calls from us regarding this issue?

If you’ve received letters or phone calls from WellSpan regarding this issue, then you are among those who may have been exposed to this bacteria during open-heart surgery at WellSpan York Hospital.

Your health and well-being are our top priority. We are committed to supporting you through the following services:

  We have dedicated nurse case managers available to help you...

  We have provided information and guidance to your primary care physician...

  We have a special, dedicated NTM clinic to treat you if you need follow-up care...

  We will provide you with ongoing care throughout this time of uncertainty...

Additional Resources

State and Federal Resources Regarding NTM Bacteria and Heater-Cooler Units

European Resources Regarding NTM Bacteria and Infections in Open-Heart Surgery Patients

Information Regarding an NTM Outbreak at Greenville Health System in South Carolina