Detroit Free Press (07.31.12)
A traveling health care worker accused of spreading hepatitis C through a drug-theft scheme in New Hampshire also worked at several hospitals in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) said Monday.
MDCH said David Kwiatkowski, 32, who was arrested on July 19 in Massachusetts, was employed from June to October 2005 at Sinai-Grace in Detroit; from October 2005 to September 2006 at Harper University Hospital in Detroit; from Sept. 11 to Dec. 8, 2006, at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor; and from Jan. 15 to Sept. 15, 2007, at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne.
MDCH is asking patients who received injectable narcotics at these institutions during these time periods to contact the hospitals for testing.
Kwiatkowski also worked at two other Michigan hospitals in 2003-2005; however, MDCH said he was tested for hepatitis C there and found not to be infected.
At this time, no known Michigan cases are tied to Kwiatkowski.