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Karmanos center passes surprise federal inspection

Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit passes surprise federal inspection, officials sayKarmanos failed an earlier inspection as part of a broad investigation into dirty surgical instruments at DMC hospitals
  • Detroit
  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Detroit

Children’s Hospital fails federal surgical inspection

Children’s Hospital fails federal surgical instruments inspectionFederal inspections sweep also finds compliance problems at Karmanos Cancer Center
  • Detroit
  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Business

DMC chief Mullany leaves in surprise move

DMC chief Mullany leaves in surprise moveThe longterm DMC leader will be replaced — effective immediately — by Dr. Anthony J. Tedeschi
  • Business
  • 9 months ago
Special Reports

DMC passes new inspection in surgical instruments case

DMC passes surprise inspection of instrument cleaningDMC passed a surprise inspection of its sterilization facilities and no longer violates the state health code.
  • Special Reports
  • 9 months ago
Detroit

Feds reopen probe of dirty surgical tools at DMC

Feds reopen probe into DMC dirty toolsRevelations of more dirty instruments prompt unannounced inspection of DMC hospitals
  • Detroit
  • 9 months ago
Business

DMC layoffs don’t include sterilization facility

DMC layoffs don’t include sterilization facilityDMC officials confirm the health system will immediately eliminate nearly 1 percent of its workforce
  • Business
  • 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Special Reports

Dirty instruments found at DMC; probe may reopen

Dirty instruments found at DMC; probe may reopenOne day after a state investigation ends at DMC, a ‘grossly dirty’ instrument interrupts another surgery
  • Special Reports
  • 9 months ago
Detroit

DMC avoids loss of federal funding

DMC avoids loss of federal fundingCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services notified the hospital system it found no deficiencies during probes
  • Detroit
  • 1 year ago
Detroit

DMC, state agree to monitor for instrument woes

State, DMC call in third party to fix instrument woesThe state and Detroit Medical Center agreed to bring in a third party to monitor their cleaning of surgical instruments.
  • Detroit
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Editorial

Editorial: State must step up hospital safety

Editorial: State must step up hospital safetyRegulators’ failure to find DMC problems shows state oversight of hospital safety isn’t working
  • Editorial
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Bankole Thompson

Bankole: DMC saga and hospital accountability

Bankole: DMC saga and hospital accountabilityTime to have a serious public health debate about the effectiveness of hospitals that are charged with saving lives
  • Bankole Thompson
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Special Reports

Union boss: Cost cuts to blame for dirty DMC tools

Union: DMC did nothing about dirty instruments for ‘years’AFSCME leader claims the Detroit Medical Center has refused fixes to dirty instrument problem because they cost money
  • Special Reports
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Detroit

On-site probe ends at Midtown DMC site
DMC officials: On Monday, a “team of surveyors” were on-site at the Midtown campus as part of the probe

On-site probe ends at Midtown DMC siteDMC officials: On Monday, a “team of surveyors” were on-site at the Midtown campus as part of the probe
  • Detroit
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Health

Infection rates cost Michigan hospitals fed funding

Infection rates cost Michigan hospitals federal fundingFeds rate 20 state facilities among worst-performing on hospital-acquired infections
  • Health
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Special Reports

DMC vows to rebuild trust amid instrument investigation

DMC vows to rebuild trust amid instrument investigationInvestigation was launched after The News’ six-month investigation regarding the handling of surgical instruments
  • Special Reports
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Special Reports

Feds join on-site probe over dirty DMC instruments

Feds, state begin on-site investigation at DMC over dirty, missing surgical instrumentsFederal and state regulators descended Monday on the DMC in the wake of a Detroit News investigation.
  • Special Reports
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Editorial

Editorial: No excuses, no delays in cleaning up DMC

Editorial: No excuses, no delays in cleaning up DMCThe DMC gets no more than several months to clean up a mess that has gone on for far too long
  • Editorial
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Opinion

Detroit Medical Center problems must be fixed

Detroit Medical Center problems must be fixedIt was Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings and all around good guy, who first deemed my morning radio show, “relentlessly positive radio.”
  • Opinion
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Detroit

Feds back Michigan probe of dirty DMC instruments

Feds back Michigan probe of dirty surgical instruments at DMCSnyder ‘concerned’ over records citing dirty, missing tools
  • Detroit
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Special Reports

Emails: DMC probe head iffy on staff’s expertise

Emails: Head of DMC probe iffy on his office’s expertiseReleases shed light on early days of investigation prompted by News series on sanitary issues with surgical instruments
  • Special Reports
  • 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Detroit

DMC’s fed funds at risk if issues not fixed in 90 days

DMC’s fed funds at risk if issues not fixed in 90 daysThe system’s Midtown campus “failed to implement aseptic cleaning procedures in operating rooms”
  • Detroit
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Special Reports

DMC to sit on fed probe results

DMC to sit on fed probe resultsFeds barred from releasing results until the DMC responds or in 30 days, whichever comes first
  • Special Reports
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Special Reports

DMC dirty instruments escaped '15 probe, records show

State inspectors missed DMC instrument woes during ‘15 review, records showIssues with the delivery, cleaning of surgical instruments were occurring amid 2015, state inspections
  • Special Reports
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
Special Reports

Lawyers: No recourse for DMC dirty instrument patients

Lawyers: No recourse for DMC dirty instrument patientsCost, difficulty to bring medical malpractice cases in Michigan may limit those who believe they suffer after surgeries
  • Special Reports
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Special Reports

Hospital records kept from public

Hospital records kept from publicDirty surgical instruments infection risks, but details private
  • Special Reports
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Detroit

State launches probe of dirty DMC instruments

State launches probe of dirty DMC instruments‘Based on The Detroit News story, our bureau has initiated an investigation,’ said Bureau of Community Health Systems
  • Detroit
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
News

Replay: Chat with DMC investigation reporters

DMC investigation: Chat with reporters Joel Kurth and Karen BouffardChat with the reporters who conducted the investigation into the Midtown hospitals of the Detroit Medical Center
  • News
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Special Reports

DMC, managers trade blame over dirty instruments

DMC, managers trade blame over dirty instrumentsEmails cite rebuffed fix efforts; union denies standing in the way
  • Special Reports
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Special Reports

Dirty, missing instruments plague DMC surgeries

Dirty, missing instruments plague DMC surgeriesReports, emails show years-long problem putting patients at risk
  • Special Reports
  • 1 year ago