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13 CA hospitals fined for dangerous lapses

June 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Thirteen California hospitals are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines because of failures in patient care.

Locally, the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills and Keck Hospital of University of Southern California were fined for leaving surgical equipment inside patients.

The state also fined Chapman Medical Center in Orange $75,000 after a male nurse allegedly sexually assaulted a sedated female patient.

See full list of hospitals fined by the California Department of Public Health.

Hospitals have a right to appeal the fines within 10 days, according to department.