SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Three Bay Area hospitals have been fined a combined $225,000 by the California Department of Public Health. 10 facilities were fined in the state altogether for infractions that could have caused serious injury or death to patients.
The state agency issued the fines for failures to follow licensing requirements. The fines involve patients receiving the wrong medications and having medical objects left in their bodies after surgery.
The Pacific Campus of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco was fined $100,000 after a patient had to undergo a second surgery after a foreign object had to be removed from their body.