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Local Hospital Fined $50,000

JFK fined $50,000 for not following published procedures

One local hospital was among 14 medical facilities statewide fined a total of $825,000 for failure to comply with state licensing requirements, the California Department of Public Health reported today.

Officials said the non-compliance either caused or was likely to cause
serious injury or death to patients. 

"We have a commitment to ensuring quality patient care for every
Californian,'' said Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio was fined $50,000 for failure to follow surgical policies and procedures, resulting in a patient having to undergo a second surgery. The fine was the hospital's fifth administrative penalty, according to the CDPH.

Diane92 September 03, 2012 at 02:15 AM
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20120831/NEWS01/208310338/Hospital-fined-50-000?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs Not good!!
Concerned Citizen September 04, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Officials said the non-compliance either caused or was likely to cause serious injury or death to patients we need an explanation from the head of this institution as to what they intend to do about it!

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