5 Southland hospitals fined for safety standards violations
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Five Southland hospitals received fines from the California Health Department for violating state safety standards. The five are among 14 medical facilities fined in the state.
St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton was fined $100,000 for failing to follow surgical policies. The fine was the fourth administrative penalty for the hospital.
UC Irvine Medical Center was fined $75,000 after a surgical team left a foreign object inside a patient, resulting in a second surgery to retrieve the object.
California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles received a $75,000 fine for failing to follow proper procedures during a cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It was the second administrative penalty for the hospital.
Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Los Angeles was fined $50,000 for not following cardiac monitoring policies. It's the first administrative penalty for the hospital.
Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center was fined $25,000 for not following policies relating to the competency of a nurse. It was the third administrative penalty for the hospital.
City News Service contributed to this report.
health care, california news
- Fallbrook tour bus crash: Victim identified
- Torrance donut shop robbery: Suspect sought
- Tour bus overturns on 15 Freeway in Corona
- Help Garth stuff buses full of toys in Anaheim
- 405 accidents snarl Sepulveda Pass commute
- Kelly Thomas trial: Cause of death revisited
- Baca says special hiring program dismantled
- Harry Reid in the hospital for observation 3 min ago
- 4.6-magnitude Mexico quake felt in SoCal
- abcnews: Service dog sniffs out girl's disease 54 min ago
- London theater collapse: Aging venues safe? 49 min ago
- Kobe Bryant injured again, will miss 6 weeks
- Farrah Fawcett portrait belongs to O'Neal
- OTRC: Phil Robertson's fam talk 'Duck Dynasty' future 10 min ago
- Latest weather with Bri Winkler
44 min ago