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CA Fines 10 Hospitals $625,000 for Medical Errors
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Five patients had to undergo repeat surgeries to retrieve forgotten surgical items such as a sponge, a retractor, and a clamp; two patients died after falls; and three patients suffered harm because of medication errors, according to Thursday’s release of immediate jeopardy penalties against 10 California hospitals.

“In issuing these administrative penalties, our goal at the Department of Public Health is to improve the quality of healthcare at all California hospitals,” Debby Rogers, deputy director of the Center for Health Care Quality, said during a teleconference.