A Catholic hospital is suspending open-heart surgeries while the state investigates a rash of postoperative infections.The California Department of Public Health recommended this weekend that Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno stop performing the surgeries.

Last year, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked into bacterial infections that sickened at least a dozen Saint Agnes heart surgery patients and may have contributed to two deaths.

Fresno hospital halts cardiac surgeries due to infections


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