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Mission Hospital kept operating rooms open after unsound conditions uncovered
Orange County Register

Mission Hospital, which said Monday that it is resuming elective surgeries at its medical campuses in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo, continued to allow surgeries in its operating rooms earlier this year even after an inspection found flaws in its heating and ventilation system. At least four patients suffered serious infections in Mission Hospital operating rooms this year. Two weeks ago, the Joint Commission, an agency that oversees hospitals, issued a preliminary recommendation to deny accreditation to Mission Hospital based on conditions in its operating rooms.