Toledo hospital that trashed kidney resumes transplants

An Ohio hospital where a nurse accidentally threw out a viable kidney has resumed its kidney transplant program.
Associated Press
Jan 29, 2013

 

The University Toledo Medical Center had voluntarily suspended the transplant program after the Aug. 10 accident. After an investigation and policy changes, the hospital announced last month it was ready to resume the living-donor program.

Hospital spokesman Jon Strunk told The (Toledo) Blade (http://bit.ly/XakoLw ) that the first surgery took place Thursday. He declined to provide patient information.

A report by a surgeon hired by the hospital to review its transplant program called it "baffling" that the nurse would accidentally put the viable kidney with medical waste. But he found no problems with the systems that would have indicated the hospital was at risk for such a mistake.

 

Comments

luvblues2

I, for one will never enter that hospital again. It's a freakin' meat market.

jetskier

My dad had surgery there and also said when he was alive that he would never go back. They messed up one of his kidneys while removing a cancer spot!

nosey rosey

My MIL had surgery there about a year ago. I was appalled at the lack of cleanliness in the restrooms and the attitudes of the nursing staff she had. Many years ago my grandfather was there and the dust bunnies under his bed were ridiculous.

cockynurse

My father in law was transferred there-he has MS and dementia. They did not feed him in ICU for 3 days because "there was no diet order and the family didn't fill out a menu". I will never step foot in that hospital again.