Active TB found at Hemet Valley Medical Center prompts testing

R■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor iverside County health officials are working with administrators at Hemet Valley Medical Center and Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside to determine who may have been exposed to tuberculosis after some hospital employees were diagnosed with an active form of the respiratory illness. While officials have not determined how the individuals contracted the disease, they do not believe the cases are related. The three employees– two at Hemet Valley and one at Parkview –will not be identified, are undergoing treatment and are expected to recover. Riverside University Health System-Public Health and the hospitals are notifying more than 2,000 staff members and patients who may have been

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