Hospitals fined for failing to meet state requirements

September 7, 2011 5:20:31 PM PDT
A dozen California hospitals, including four in the Bay Area, face fines for failing to meet state requirements.

The state says that led to or was likely to cause serious injury or death to patients.

The Bay Area hospitals include: Alameda Hospital, Kaiser Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch and San Francisco's UCSF Medical Center.

The California Department of Public Health fined the hospitals $50,000 each.

The issues cited included failure to follow surgical and patient monitoring policies and procedures.