Indiana hospitals and surgery centers reported 100 serious medical errors last year, the same number as in 2011, officials announced today.
In northeast Indiana, only four reportable errors happened in 2012. The previous year, seven hospitals in the region reported one serious medical error each.
The most recent mistakes fall into just two categories.
Surgery was performed on the wrong body part at Orthopaedic Hospital of Lutheran Health and at Parkview Huntington Hospital.
A foreign object was left in a surgery patient at Lutheran Hospital.
Because of incorrect information provided to The Journal Gazette, Tuesday's print edition story and earlier online versions of this story carried incorrect information about a local surgery center. That information has been removed from the stories.
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