West Virginia hospital suspends elective surgeries over particulate matter on sterile trays

Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital suspended elective surgeries through Feb. 2 after staff members found a substance on multiple sterile trays, reports WOWK.

The hospital elected to suspend non-emergency surgeries on Jan. 30 after a "granular substance" was found on a few sterile trays in the sterilizing department within the main operating room.

Hospital officials told WOWK none of the trays in question were used for patient procedures.

"We wish to assure all patients, physicians and staff that safety and quality remain our top priorities," said Shawn Jordan, media relations manager at Cabell Huntington Hospital, according to the report.

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