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Trinity Health Denies Responsibility for Outbreak

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Trinity Health says it's not responsible for the hepatitis C outbreak at a Minot nursing home.

ManorCare filed a lawsuit against the hospital claiming that dozens of the people who were infected may have received the virus from podiatry and blood draw services provided by Trinity.

In response to the lawsuit, Trinity denies any involvement or wrongdoing from their employees and services.

"After in depth investigations conducted by the CDC and the ND state health department, numerous interviews conducted by both of those agencies, on-site inspections done by those agencies over weeks and weeks of time, they have found absolutely no link between our phlebotomy service and our podiatry services in the spread of hepatitis-C," says Trinity Health Vice President Randy Schwan. 

Schwan says the CDC and the North Dakota Department of Health told Trinity that the hospital's services follow standard care when it comes to infection control and prevention.


 
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