Inspection Reveals "Infection Control Deficiencies" at Newark Hospital

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A state inspection of University Hospital in Newark, prompted after four cases of the Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria were discovered in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, has revealed "major infection control deficiencies." 

One of the babies who contracted the bacterial infection died in late September after being transferred to another hospital. 

Among the issues found, it was uncovered that the Department of Health's "recommended practices had not been implemented." A "Directed Plan of Correction" was created for the hospital to correct the issues found with "hand hygiene, personal protective equipment and cleanliness."

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