That includes the Kaiser facility on Sunset and California Hospital Medical Center on South Grand. Those and 12 other hospitals statewide were in violation of licensing requirements in a way that was "likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients." The California Department of Public Health, which announced the violations, has links on its press release that lay out the particulars for each facility. Fines totaled $825,000.
California Hospital Medical Center - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: The hospital failed to ensure the health and safety of a patient when it did not follow established policies and procedures relating to the initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The penalty is $75,000. This is the hospital's second administrative penalty.
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: The hospital failed to ensure the health and safety of a patient when it did not follow established policies and procedures relating to cardiac monitoring. The penalty is $50,000. This is the hospital's first administrative penalty.
Other Socal hospitals cited include:
--Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Fountain Valley
--John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Indio
--Simi Valley Hospital & Health Care Services, Simi Valley
--St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton
--University of California, Irvine Medical Center