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Martinsburg VA Medical Center Domiciliary Temporarily Closes

The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center shut down last Friday after mold was found in the fan coils of air-conditioning units.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va.- The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Domiciliary shut down last Friday after the facility's Safety Office found mold in the fan coils of hotel-style, stand-alone air conditioning units. 

Hospital officials say patients, staff and visitors affected are currently being temporarily relocated to ensure their safety. They say the entire process to remove the mold is expected to take about 60 days.

In a statement released on Monday, Dr. Johnathan Fierer, Martinsburg VAMC chief of staff said, "Although the health risks from this type of mold exposure are very low, the medical center leadership felt the best course of action was to move all Domiciliary patients until the remediation process is complete."

Hospital officials say the affected air conditioning units are not connected to other buildings on campus or any other HVAC duct work. They say all affected areas have been closed and have limited entry to only authorized construction personnel. 

If anyone has any questions or concerns, they're asked to call the Martinsburg VA Medical Center's information hotline at (304)-579-2605. 
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