The California Department of Public Health fined 18 hospitals for state health code violations in which patients died. Each hospital was fined $25,000. Kathleen Billingsley, the director of the health department’s Center for Healthcare Quality, stated “The number of penalties will decrease and the quality of care will dramatically improve as hospitals take action to improve.”
The violations ranged from a ventilator that was not turned on to patient who fell from a wheelchair that was not fastened in a seatbelt. The state in total has issued 61 penalties for violations.
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