14 California hospitals fined $1M+ for patient safety issues

The California Department of Public Health issued fines totaling $1,135,980 to 14 hospitals Thursday for patient safety incidents that occurred between 2012 and 2016.

"The penalties are a result of CDPH investigations that found the facilities noncompliant with licensing requirements that caused, or were likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients," said the health department in a release.

Here are the 14 California hospitals fined by CDPH.

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1. Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital in Ventura — $75,000

2. Bakersfield Memorial Hospital — $75,000

3. California Pacific Medical Center-St. Luke's Campus Hospital in San Francisco — $47,452.50

4. Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura — $75,000

5. Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs — $100,000

6. Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center — $75,000

7. Kaiser Foundation Hospital–San Francisco — $47,025 and $100,000

8. LAC/Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance — $47,025

9. PIH Hospital–Downey — $47,025

10. Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa — $50,000, $75,000 and $100,000

11. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital — $75,000

12. Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City — $47,452

13. Sutter Davis Hospital — $50,000

14. White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles — $50,000

To learn more about the penalties, click here.

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