Indianapolis hospital shuts down 6 ORs to test air quality

After the Joint Commission found discoloration on the ceiling tiles and walls near the operating room area in Indianapolis-based Community Hospital North, the hospital shut down six ORs to test air quality, according to a report from the local ABC affiliate.

It is unclear how long the shutdown will last, but the ORs will remain closed until tests confirm there are no issues, according to the report.

Four other ORs in the 312-bed hospital remain operational, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal, and patients affected by the OR closures can reschedule their surgeries or have them done at another Community Health Network facility.

"Community is committed to ensuring the safety of our patients and their families, our employees and our physicians," a hospital statement reads, according to the ABC affiliate.

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