Denver hospital worker held in hepatitis C investigation |

Denver hospital worker held in hepatitis C investigation

DENVER, Colorado – Federal agents in Colorado have arrested a former surgery technician accused of exposing up to 6,000 people to hepatitis C by injecting herself with painkillers meant for hospital patients, then filling the used syringes with saline solution.

Kristen Diane Parker appeared in court Monday to be advised of the charges against her, which include product tampering and other violations.

Authorities say thousands of patients at two hospitals were injected with the used syringes when medical personnel thought they were administering painkillers.

Officials say Parker worked at Rose Medical Center in Denver until she was fired after testing positive for the painkiller Fentyl. She then went to work for the Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center in Colorado Springs.

Authorities say nine patients at Rose tested positive for hepatitis C.

Support Local Journalism

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User

Trending - News

Vail order allows only families to gather


Case numbers for COVID-19 are rising in Eagle County, and just about everywhere else. To save the new ski season, Vail officials are taking new measures to slow the spread, limiting virtually all gatherings to…

See more