Mold found in patient’s hospital room at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

Mold found in patient’s hospital room at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
Black mold appears to grow in a shower at Hillcrest Hospital (Source: Submitted)

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - Disturbing images appear to show mold growing in the shower of a hospital room at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital.

Mold found in patient’s hospital room at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

A patient’s family member shared them with 19 News.

“I saw horrific and spreading black mold the second I walked in that bathroom,” she said. “Through the sides, coming through the crevices, and it looks like climbing up the corner of the facility.”

The woman, who asked us to keep her identity anonymous, said she told a nurse about the issue and that some light cleaning was performed.

“I’ve always known Cleveland Clinic to have the best facilities,” she said. “So I was quite shocked to see that.”

19 News reached out to Cleveland Clinic and shared the pictures with a company spokesperson.

They released the following statement:

“Our goal is to provide the highest quality experience for each patient. Once we became aware of the concern, the shower stall was immediately cleaned and all other patient rooms were checked. This was isolated to one shower stall in one room, which is now scheduled to be replaced. This is not the experience we want our patients to have and we have taken immediate steps to address this situation.”
Cleveland Clinic, January 31

The patient has since moved to a short stay rehabilitation center out of the Cleveland Clinic system. The woman who took the pictures said she hopes this never happens again.

“This is a place where people are fragile. Their health is of utmost concern.”

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