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San Bernardino hospital is fined $80,000 in patient death
Los Angeles Times

A San Bernardino hospital was fined $80,000 Wednesday by the California Department of Public Health after state officials announced that a 2008 patient death was the result of faulty care.

The man, who was suffering from emphysema, died when tubing on a ventilator became disconnected, the state said in its investigation of the February 2008 death at Community Hospital of San Bernardino. The patient was dependent on the ventilator to breathe, the investigation said.