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Two SoCal Hospitals Fined For Errors in Patient Care

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Two Southern California hospitals have been fined for providing inadequate care, reports KCBS. Twelve California hospitals in total were fined by the state Department of Public Health for various offenses. Included in those twelve were Anaheim Regional Medical Center, and Promise Hospital in East L.A. Promise Center, located on South Soto Street, was fined $50,000 in part for overdosing a patient on the heart medication Cardizem, according to LA Now. The patient received ten times more medication than was called for, and his heart rate dropped dangerously low.

Anaheim Regional Medical Center was also fined $50,000, for performing surgery to remove a kidney stone on the wrong side of a patient, reports the OC Register. The patient continued to complain of pain following his first surgery, and three days later a doctor realized the error and operated on the correct side.