Mercy General Hospital Hit With $75,000 Over Failure To Ensure Patient’s Health And Safety
The patient was admitted to the hospital for knee replacement surgery and was administered two opioid pain medications by a registered nurse. But the medication was administered in error, leading the patient to go into respiratory distress.
State Orders Mercy General Hospital To Pay $75,000 Penalty
The California Department of Public Health has ordered Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento to pay a $75,000 penalty for failing to ensure a patient’s health and safety. The hospital is one of 13 medical facilities that received a penalty issued by the department, with fines totaling $1,052,505, according to a press release sent by the department Thursday. The penalties were issued “after investigations found the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients,” the release states. (Holzer, 8/23)