Hospitals fined 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.

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