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A Bend woman is suing St. Charles Medical Center for not properly disinfecting a scope during several patient colonoscopies last September. The woman is one of 18 patients that the hospital admits underwent the procedures with equipment not properly disinfected during two days in September 2010. The hospital discovered the mistake and sent all the affected patients letters notifying them. They are also paying for testing to make sure these patients are not infected with STDs or HIV, though doctors say the risk is low.   Jennifer Coglin is the attorney for the patient suing the hospital: “All I know it did not undergo disinfection process. I don't care that 5 of 6 steps were taken, if the sixth step wasn't disinfection.” Pam Steinke is the Chief Quality Officer for the hospital. “The scopes were cleaned but not disinfected. They were cleaned manually disinfected, but hadn't been through the final cycle.” The lawsuit is seeking a quarter of a million dollars in emotional damages and $20-000 in medical expenses.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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