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  • Fullerton hospital fined $100,000 for removing wrong kidney from cancer patient
    Source: KPCC (Thursday August 15, 2013)

    St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif., has been fined for removing the wrong kidney from a cancer patient. Nine other California hospitals were fined for similar actions that put patient safety in jeopardy.

  • CDPH Issues Penalties to Ten Hospitals
    Source: CDPH (Thursday August 15, 2013)

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued ten penalties today to California hospitals along with fines totaling $675,000 after investigations found the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.

  • Initiative reduces hospital-acquired infections, savings lives and money
    Source: KPCC (Monday August 5, 2013)

    A three-year effort to reduce hospital-acquired infections has prevented more than 3,500 patient deaths and saved more than $60 million dollars, according to a report released Monday by the statewide collaborative Patient Safety First.

  • Report on CA Patient Safety First initiative to reduce medical errors
    Source: CA Patient Safety First (Thursday August 1, 2013)

    To address the critical issue of patient safety in hospitals, five key industry stakeholders came together in 2010 to develop and implement Patient Safety First…a California Partnership for Health (PSF).

  • Prison Sterilization Report Prompts Call For Inquiry In California
    Source: NPR (Thursday July 11, 2013)

    California lawmakers are calling for an investigation into allegations that 148 female prisoners underwent tubal ligation surgeries without the state’s required approval. Some inmates said they had been pressured into undergoing the sterilization procedure, according to a report by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

  • Rocklin doctor's license suspended
    Source: Sacramento Business Journal (Thursday May 2, 2013)

    Rocklin doctor has license suspended after a court found that her practicing medicine “will endanger the public health, safety and welfare.”

  • California's medical board backs some prescription-drug-abuse reforms
    Source: Los Angeles Times (Friday April 26, 2013)

    LA Times reports: “The Medical Board of California on Friday embraced a host of reforms aimed at combating prescription drug abuse and reducing overdose deaths but balked at a proposal to strip it of its authority to investigate physician misconduct.”

  • Michael Hiltzik, LA Times: Legislature should pull plug on inept Medical Board of California
    Source: Los Angeles Times (Friday April 26, 2013)

    Michael Hiltzik of LA Times: “Legislators should sunset the medical board’s do-nothing, know-nothing membership and executive director, and start over fresh.”

  • Medical Board of California could lose investigative powers
    Source: Los Angeles Times (Thursday April 25, 2013)

    Legislators propose turning over investigations of doctors to the state attorney general’s office, leaving the board to deal with licensing.

  • Report: San Diego Chargers team physician has job despite issues
    Source: Sporting News (Wednesday April 24, 2013)

    San Diego Chargers team physician has a history of lawsuits filed against him by former patients, and drinking and driving citations, Sporting News reports.

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