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7 Hospitals Fined for Immediate Jeopardy Mistakes
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California health officials Tuesday imposed “Immediate Jeopardy” fines totaling $475,000—including a $100,000 fine that is the highest so far—on seven California hospitals they said harmed patients or placed them at risk of harm because of avoidable mistakes in delivery of care. According to state documents, a surgical team left a sponge inside a cancer patient—which went undiscovered for more than year—after her hysterectomy in San Diego.