San Diego hospitals fined for preventable mistakes
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, August 18, 2008
California healthcare regulators have fined four San Diego-area hospitals $25,000 each for preventable mistakes that led to the death of one patient. Five more reports of similar incidents at San Diego-area hospitals are under review and could lead to additional fines, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Public Health. The reports are part of a statewide review of reported incidents. Forty California hospitals have been fined since July 2007.