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Hospital to track care complaints
Hi-Desert Star

The Hi-Desert Medical Center has struggled over the years with a negative public image about its patient care.

Last year, the hospital was fined $50,000 by the state Department of Public Health when a child was hurt during a surgical procedure.

This year, a blistering lawsuit by a staff doctor detailed alleged instances of negligent patient care by other staff doctors and administrators over the last four years. Some of these cases entailed serious results, even death.