Texas' Orange Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center Cited for Safety Problems During Inspection
A state inspection of Orange Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center in McAllen, Texas, almost led to the center losing its license, according to a Star-Telegram report.
The inspection found the surgery center had dust in the operating room, flawed records and an incident of injecting a patient with a medical supply past its use-by date, according to state documents. The center also did not have a working sterilizer unit and instead sterilized instruments at a local hospital. The inspection also found dried blood on an aspirator and records showing a surgeon perforemd a bone graft without credentials on file.
The health department warned it could revoke the center's license, but instead imposed a probated license suspension for 24 months. That means the suspension will not be enforced as long as conditions of probation are met.
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