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12 Hospitals Fined For Patient Harm, Deaths in CA
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Two patients died and two others came close to death because of medication overdose errors while a fifth patient succumbed from injuries due to a preventable fall, California officials said in the latest round of immediate jeopardy fines, this time totaling $650,000 imposed on 12 hospitals.

“I think this has created a heightened awareness in the community with the release of these penalties,” Pam Dickfoss, acting deputy director of the Center for Health Care Quality, California Department of Public Health said in a news briefing Thursday.