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5 Southland hospitals fined for safety standards violations

St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton (St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton)
August 31, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
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.


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