As part of its routine annual
water testing for Legionella, Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital has detected
Legionella in water from two sinks in the Administration Building. The
sinks are located in the CEO restroom on the second floor and the former Human
Resources break room in the basement.
Approximately 30 employees
will be moved from the Administration Building to work from another building or
will work from home, if feasible. No buildings where patients are located have
The Hospital has begun the
process of installing a new industrial hot water tank and plans to have the
whole building tested. Appropriate federal and
state agencies have been notified.
More information on Legionella can be
found at https://www.cdc.gov/legionella/about/index.html.
Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital is
under the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources through its
Office of Health Facilities.