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  • New York: C. Difficile cases at UMMC in Batavia

    Source: http://thedailynewsonline.com/news/a...cc4c002e0.html

    UMMC reports six cases of digestive tract infection
    Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 11:44 am, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

    UMMC reports six cases of digestive tract infection

    BATAVIA — United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia is reporting six cases of a digestive tract infection that can be fatal in rare instances, hospital spokeswoman Colleen Flynn said Sunday...

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    Re: New York: C. Difficile cases at UMMC in Batavia

    Source: http://www.13wham.com/news/local/sto...9jR1Y4WxQ.cspx

    NYS Investigating C diff Outbreak at Hospital

    * Video

    Reported by: Sean Carroll
    Email: scarroll@13wham.com

    Batavia, N.Y. --- The New York State Department of Health now confirms it is investigating an “outbreak” of potentially deadly bacteria that has or is infecting patients and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. UMMC confirms that as many as six patients at one point were being treated for the infection and as of Tuesday night three confirmed cases in patients exist and six additional patients are in the process of being screened.

    "Oh we're monitoring them throughout the day," UMMC President and C.E.O. Mark Schoell said of the screening process and current cases. Schoell also tells 13WHAM News that the death of a “potential” C diff patient in the hospital’s care last month is still under investigation and the exact cause of death is currently unknown...

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      Re: New York: C. Difficile cases at UMMC in Batavia

      Source: http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/...outbreak/25564

      UMMC reports progress on dealing with C. diff outbreak
      Posted by Howard Owens on April 21, 2011 - 7:43pm

      UMMC is making progress in dealing with a recent outbreak of Clostridium difficile, according to spokeswoman Colleen Flynn.

      The number of patients being screened for potentially having C. diff has dropped from six last weekend to three.

      And staff, using a sterilization machine designed to clean potentially contaminated surfaces, has learned how to use the equipment to exceed the manufacturer's standards for cleaning surfaces.

      "We would really like the current cases to be the last cases," Flynn said. "We don't want any more hospital-acquired cases. We want to eradicate it all together..."

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        Re: New York: C. Difficile cases at UMMC in Batavia

        Source: http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/State...120415304.html

        State Officials Probe Bacteria Outbreak at Batavia Hospital

        By John Borsa
        Bio | Email | Follow: @JohnBorsa
        April 21, 2011 Updated Apr 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM EDT

        BATAVIA, NY (WKBW) - State health officials are investigating cases of C. difficile infection at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

        18 patients have been identified at the Genesee County hospital. 11 of them contracted the bacteria while hospitalized at UMMC. The remaining seven were infected before they were admitted, said Jeffrey Hammond, spokesperson for the New York State Department of Health...

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          Re: New York: C. Difficile cases at UMMC in Batavia

          http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/genesee...tavia-hospital
          Alarming bacteria outbreak at Batavia hospital

          Updated: Friday, 22 Apr 2011, 6:02 PM EDT
          Published : Friday, 22 Apr 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

          George Richert
          Posted by: Eli George

          BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) - State health officials are investigating an alarming bacteria outbreak at a Batavia hospital. The family of a patient who was treated for the infection is speaking out....
          ...
          UMMC spokeswoman Colleen Flynn said, "This is something that's in every hospital. Every hospital has to address it."

          Flynn says C-Diff is a sort of battle between good and bad bacteria that is already in the body.

          "Sometimes people who are prescribed antibiotics or who change the flora in their GI tract, it gives an opportunity for the C-Diff bacteria to flourish and then it releases toxins and that can lead to symptoms such as bloating, discomfort, and diarrhea," said Flynn....
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            Re: New York: C. Difficile cases at UMMC in Batavia

            Source: http://www.13wham.com/news/local/sto...Y6WBkuKXA.cspx

            C diff Outbreak: 3 Deaths, 19 Cases

            Reported by: Sean Carroll
            Email: scarroll@13wham.com
            Updated: 6:23 pm
            C diff Outbreak Information from UMMC (30.0KB)
            C diff Fact Sheet from NYS Dept. of Health (220.2KB)

            Batavia, N.Y. --- An outbreak of C difficile infections at United Memorial Medical Center is being linked to the death of three patients. The New York State Department of Health also confirms a total of 19 C diff cases since February 28th are part of an ongoing investigation.

            The family of Margaret Wagner, 86, confirms Wagner is one of those three deaths after passing away Monday afternoon...

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              Re: New York: C. Difficile cases at UMMC in Batavia

              Source: http://wbtai.com/LocalNews/tabid/115...s-at-UMMC.aspx


              c.Diff Investigation Concludes at UMMC
              Geoff Redick posted on September 08, 2011 13:40

              The State Department of Health has concluded its investigation into c.Diff bacteria at Batavia’s United Memorial Medical Center. According to Health Department spokesman Jeff Hammond, the outbreak at UMMC has been curtailed...

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              Source: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...news|text|News

              State ends investigation of C. diff outbreak at Batavia hospital
              1:26 AM, Sep. 10, 2011

              New cleaning procedures have gone into effect at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia as a result of an outbreak of Clostridium difficile that started in late winter.

              All patient areas, not just rooms occupied by people with the bacterium, are scrubbed with a solution that contains bleach, said Lorri Goergen, infection prevention manager of the hospital. The importance of using friction in all cleaning has been communicated to staff...
              Last edited by Shiloh; September 10, 2011, 07:03 AM. Reason: added link to second article

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