Viral photos reveal 'unsanitary conditions' at AllianceHealth Midwest hospital

Oklahoma health officials are investigating the conditions at Midwest City, Okla.-based AllianceHealth Midwest after photos depicting alleged-moldy substances in rooms, a dirty kitchen and filthy bathrooms were posted online by a former security guard at the hospital, reports KFOR.

While Jonathan Hazar, the former contracted security guard who snapped the pictures, admitted most of the photos were taken in an unused part of the hospital, he said patients still deserved to know. 

"I'm here to let my word out about what's going on inside that hospital for the safety of the patients. I just want people ... to be alert and aware of the surroundings of the health issues," he told KOCO.

The OKC-County Health Department, which only has jurisdiction over food areas in hospitals, found seven violations during its investigation of the dirty kitchen.

"The inspector found a buildup of over-dirty dishes," Troy Skow with the OKC-County Health Department told KFOR. "They were really behind. There was some water pooling in the various floor drains throughout the kitchen."

AllianceHealth Midwest has 24 hours to fix any violations or it risks fines and a possible closure of its kitchen.

Due to confidentiality reasons, the Oklahoma health department was unable to disclose its findings from the investigation.

"No patient care is provided in these units nor are they readily accessible to patients or staff," the hospital said in a statement to KFOR. "Still, we are not satisfied with the status of these closed units and are taking immediate action to address their condition."

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