CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio hospital has acknowledged that a patient received a new kidney meant for someone else.
Officials at University Hospitals in Cleveland on Monday apologized for the mistake and said two employees have been placed on administrative leave. The kidney given to the wrong patient is compatible and the person is expected to recover, officials said.READ MORE: Groundbreaking Set For Housing Complex At Site Of Former Garfield Synagogue
The other patient’s surgery has been delayed. Officials said the hospital is reviewing how the error occurred to prevent similar mistakes going forward.
“We have offered our sincerest apologies to these patients and their families,” hospital spokesperson George Stamatis said in a statement. “We recognize they entrusted us with their care. The situation is entirely inconsistent with our commitment to helping patients return to health and live life to the fullest.”READ MORE: Rite Aid To Open Location At South Side Works In 2022
The hospital has notified the United Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the national transplant system.
A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with hospital officials.MORE NEWS: Carnegie Museum Asking For Visitor Feedback On Cultural Sensitivity
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