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Hospitals Fined for Forgotten Surgical Devices, Wrong Surgeries, Burnt Patient
Health Leaders Media - Cheryl Clark

California health officials yesterday issued another 11 monetary fines to hospitals where staff made harmful and avoidable mistakes. The latest report of hospital mistakes includes $25,000 fines per facility for placing patients in immediate jeopardy or actually causing them serious injury or death. In at least three of the 11 hospitals, the incidents led to the patient’s death.