State Penalties for Southwest Healthcare System

    State of­fi­cials have fined 12 Cali­for­nia hos­pit­als for med­ic­al er­rors that in some cases killed or ser­i­ously in­jured pa­tients, ac­cord­ing to a re­port made pub­lic Fri­day.

    Cali­for­nia De­part­ment of Pub­lic Health of­fi­cials have re­quired all fa­cil­it­ies — which may ap­peal the fines — to sub­mit plans to cor­rect the prob­lems. Among the fa­cil­it­ies fined are eight in South­ern Cali­for­nia.

    Read the com­plete story: “State fines 12 hos­pit­als for ser­i­ous er­rors; eight are in South­ern Cali­for­nia.”

    Published: Nov. 12, 2010
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