Russ Carnahan

Cochran VAMC
4:12 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Congressional reaction to new problems at John Cochran VA Medical Center

The director of John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis says surgeries could resume next week at the facility. The center stopped performing surgeries because of concerns over contamination on some operating-room equipment. 

Meanwhile, congressional reaction to the new problems has been harsh.

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Cochran VAMC
7:56 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Cochran VA again under fire for sterilization issues

Cong. Russ Carnahan gives an opening statement at a July 13, 2010 hearing about sterilization issues at John Cochran VAMC's dental clinic. The hospital has canceled surgeries after discovering that some equipment may not have been properly sterilized.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center has canceled all surgeries until further notice after discovering that some surgical equipment may not have been properly sterilized.

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John Cochran VA
5:17 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

New problems at John Cochran revealed

Cong. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and nurses at John Cochran VAMC take questions about equipment problems at the veteran's hospital
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated at 8:36pm with response from John Cochran officials.

The troubled John Cochran veteran's hospital is under fire again, this time for allegedly failing to keep critical supplies stocked on a timely basis.

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