Goshen Hospital surgical patients notified of potential for infection

Elkhart Truth file photo Goshen Hospital officials believe the risk of surgical infection is "extremely low" but are offering free testing after technicians missed a step in equipment sterilization from April through September. 

GOSHEN — More than 1,100 patients who underwent surgery at Goshen Hospital may have been exposed to infectious diseases due to an equipment sterilization issue, officials said Monday. 

One step in a multistep cleaning process was not completed with certain surgical instruments from April through September, according to a statement from the hospital. 

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