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The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewThe bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease have been found at the Pittsburgh VA's outpatient clinic in the Washington Crown Center mall in North Franklin. Clinic officials are not aware of any illnesses from the contamination, so there were no...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewA contractor working on the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Oakland campus accidentally cut power for more than three hours in two operating rooms while surgeries were taking place, prompting lawmakers to demand answers about what happened. One...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewA congressional leader called Wednesday for a five-year ban on performance bonuses for senior executives in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, citing awards paid despite a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Pittsburgh and other systemic...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewSystemic failures at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System allowed a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak to fester, even as leaders believed they were solving the problem, a Tribune-Review analysis of a report by the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewSome lessons are hard to learn. When I asked Director and CEO Terry Wolf this week what she learned from the Legionnaires' outbreak at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System she oversees, she simply grinned, looked around the room and took a deep breath....
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewA separate criminal investigation is under way by the Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General into how the Legionnaires' disease outbreak was handled by officials at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, but when it will be completed is uncertain....
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewThe director of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and the regional director who oversees her each received five-figure performance bonuses for fiscal 2011 while a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease spread through the Oakland and O'Hara hospitals,...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewA report by the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General issued on Tuesday found the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System did not follow its guidelines in combating the deadly Legionella bacteria. An outbreak of the bacteria from February 2011 and...
Tribune reporterA wrongful-death lawsuit was filed Thursday against Marriott International, claiming that a downtown Chicago hotel is responsible for infecting an Irish tourist with Legionnaires’ disease. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, says...
Tribune reporterAlthough the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease – an illness blamed for the deaths of three Loop hotel guests this summer – was found Thursday in three far west suburban Batavia schools, district officials assured levels were low...
The primary source of Legionnaires' disease that killed three people staying at a downtown Chicago hotel this summer is believed to have been fairly innocuous: the decorative fountain in the lobby. That fountain was permanently removed from the JW...
Tribune reporterA third visitor to a downtown hotel earlier this summer has died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease, city officials announced Friday. Media in Ireland are reporting that the man was a retired plumber who was in Chicago to celebrate his 40th...
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