Murrieta hospital most-fined in state history

MURRIETA, Calif. The California Dept. of Health announced Friday a $25,000 fine for Southwest Healthcare System in Murrieta. The health department says the penalty comes from a 2008 surgery when a 10-inch instrument was left inside a patient. This is the hospital's seventh fine from the state, a new record for one facility. Meanwhile fines were announced Friday for seven other Southern California hospitals as well.
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