"It was brought to our attention and we immediately scrutinized our practices." Roberts Gray said the hospitals have done an extensive records search for all patients possibly affected.
"It was a lovely and intimate evening, and there was no need for me to get emotional," Cryer told Us Weekly magazine.Although Kaiser Permanente is calling the risk for hepatitis B and C "extremely low," officials have mailed letters asking those patients to take blood tests within two weeks."Kaiser Permanente's infection control experts have advised us that our patients are at an extremely low risk for infection, but should be contacted and offered a free screening as a precaution," the hospital said in a prepared statement. "Times-Herald More than 3,000 Kaiser patients are at risk for hepatitis Females alerted to unsanitized equipment that hospitals used By MATTHIAS GAFNI Times-Herald staff writer Friday, April 08, 2005 - About 3,200 female patients from four Northern California Kaiser facilities, including Vallejo and Vacaville, have been notified that they may face a hepatitis infection due to improperly sanitized equipment during operations dating back four years.In Vallejo and Vacaville, about 400 patients were notified, in Redwood City and Sacramento facilities, about 1,500 and 1,300 respectively.