Numerous hospitals have detected molds in their facilities over the past year, capturing the attention of readers.
Below are five hospitals that faced mold issues:
This list is not exhaustive.
1. Staten Island University Hospital in New York City
A mold-related odor sickened 53 employees on the maternity floor at Staten Island University Hospital in December 2018, NBC 4 New York reported. The hospital moved all newborns to a backup nursery, according to a Dec. 31 hospital statement. An investigation found moderate levels of mold in the air and a water-borne mold behind a sink wall. Numerous independent environmental tests found no risk to patients.
2. Petaluma (Calif.) Valley Hospital