Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital

Legionella Bacteria Resurfaces At Huntington-Area Hospital

West Virginia health officials say tests show bacteria that causes the severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease has resurfaced at the Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in Huntington. In April the hospital replaced all faucets and a hot water heater and installed a recirculation pump after the bacteria first was detected in two sinks in the hospital’s administration building. The building did not house patients. The bacteria in the latest tests was found in the same places as in April: a CEO restroom and a former human resources break room in a basement.

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November 26, 1952: Fire Kills 17 at Huntington State Hospital

A fire broke out at the Huntington State Hospital on November 26, 1952—the night before Thanksgiving—killing 17 patients.The hospital was established in…

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March 22, 1922: Physician Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Born

Physician Mildred Mitchell-Bateman was born in Georgia on March 22, 1922. Her career in West Virginia began in 1947, when she became a staff physician at…

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