4 Bay Area hospitals fined for patients' injuries, death

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — California officials say four Bay Area hospitals were among the facilities fined for staff that caused or almost caused serious injury or death to patients.


The East Bay Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/2pLQ5jK ) hospitals in Redwood City, San Francisco and Napa are among the 14 facilities that were fined on Thursday by the California Department of Public Health.

The California Pacific Medical Center-St. Luke’s Campus Hospital was fined $42,452. Two Kaiser San Francisco hospitals received a $47,025 fine and a 100,000 fine. Queen of Valley Hospital in Napa received three fines totaling $225,000. Sequoia Hospital in Redwood was fined $47,452.

The hospitals were cited for incidents that resulted in four patients’ deaths, brain damage, accidental ovary removal and chest pain. Investigators say the incidents occurred from 2012 to 2016.

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