State letter revoking certification of former Cedars-Sinai nursing assistant
A nursing assistant who worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting two patients while they were heavily medicated and too weak to resist, according to court records and interviews. Police identified the suspect in a search warrant filed earlier this year as Guillermo Fernando Diaz, 56. The state’s Department of Public Health said it revoked Diaz’ nursing assistant certification in November after conducting an investigation into sexual assault allegations made against him. The agency sent Diaz this letter notifying him of its decision. A hospital spokeswoman said Diaz was fired in July. Diaz declined to comment.
Sources: California Department of Public Health