California Hospital News Roundup for the Week of June 26, 2015
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has announced plans to donate up to $500,000 to the Foundation for a National AIDS Monument, according to a release.
The hospital will donate $250,000 up front and then match donations made to the organization up to another $250,000. Funds will be used to build a monument to memorialize people who have died from HIV/AIDS (Foundation for a National AIDS Monument release, 6/18).
Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae
Marin General Hospital has appointed two new members to its board of directors, according to a release.
The new members are Walter Rose, founding partner of Venture Consulting, and Ching-Hua Wang, dean of the Dominican University of California's School of Health and Natural Sciences (Marin General Hospital release, 6/22).
Health care workers have filed a complaint against Riverside Hospital for several patient care violations, according to a release from the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West.
The complaint, filed with the California Department of Public Health, included reports of maggots being found in the hospital, an overcrowded emergency department and using an uncertified vehicle to transport patients to an outside MRI facility (SEIU-UHW release, 6/23).
UC-Irvine Medical Center
Nearly 5,000 patients at UC-Irvine Medical Center have had some of their health information compromised in a recent data breach, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The hospital discovered that an employee inappropriately accessed patient information between June 2011 and March of this year, including patients' diagnoses, medical tests and prescriptions.
Affected patients will receive one year of no-cost credit monitoring and identity theft protection services (Terhune, Los Angeles Times, 6/18).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.