WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Houston Medical Center is expanding testing as it continues to look for people who may have been infected with Hepatitis C by a former employee.
Houston Healthcare reached out to an additional 400 patients who may have come in contact with former contract employee David Kwiatkowski. Kwiatkowski is charged with contaminating supplies and infecting patients with Hepatitis C at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire. He worked at the Houston County Medical Center from October 2010 to March 2011.
In August, 100 letters were sent out to patients who may have come in contact with Kwiatkowski. Now the search has been expanded to include patients who received injectable narcotics and care in the area where Kwiatkowski worked.
Houston Healthcare's Chief Executive Office Cary Martin released a statement saying, "At this time there have been no Hepatitis C cases reported to public health that match the strain identified in the on-going multi-state investigation. Testing for identified patients is on-going; as the process continues, we will provide updates as appropriate while working within applicable patient privacy and criminal investigative boundaries."