Two California Nursing Homes Fined in Patient Deaths
On Monday, the California Department of Public Health announced that it has fined two Orange County nursing homes in the deaths of patients who received "inadequate care." Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport Beach was fined $100,000 after a patient fell while using the bathroom unsupervised. Emeritus at Yorba Linda was fined $90,000 after an unintended patient choked on a piece of meat. The facilities received the most serious citations possible.
- "Two O.C. Nursing Homes Fined in Patient Deaths" (Perkes, Orange County Register, 12/19).