10 Calif. Hospitals Fined Over Patient Safety Issues

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- California’s Department of Public Health on Thursday announced it had issued $675,000 in fines to 10 hospitals across the state over failures to follow state licensing requirements, saying the violations had caused or were likely to cause death or serious harm to patients.

According to the DPH, six of the 10 hospitals were repeat offenders, including Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae and St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, who were given their fourth and fifth administrative penalties, respectively. Each was fined $100,000, the maximum penalty for...
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