FDA Investigates Possible Drug Diversion by Former Parker Adventist Hospital Employee
9 May 2018 | CBS Denver reported today that a former employee at Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colorado is under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration, Colorado Health Department and federal and local law enforcement after being suspected of diverting drugs meant for patients.
CBS Denver said that it was unclear if patients have been affected by the suspected diversion of drugs.
Centura Health, the parent system for Parker Adventist released a statement saying that Parker “uses surveillance software along with regular training on medication safety to keep our patients and associates safe.”
Last month, Parker Adventist’s sister hospital, Denver-based Porter Adventist Hospital, notified patients of a sterilization breach that occurred over the last two years and could have put patients at risk of Hepatitis B or C, or HIV.
According to Denver’s ABC 7 television station, the breach occurred in the sterilization process of medical instruments used for certain surgical procedures.
Porter’s administration said that patients that had orthopedic or spinal surgeries between July 21, 2016 and February 20 of this year at the hospital may be affected.
Centura Health is managed under a joint operating agreement formed in 2006 between Adventist Health System and Catholic Health Initiatives. It operates facilities in Colorado and Kansas.