UC San Diego Health Hit With Penalty For Mistake That Was Tied To A Patient’s Death
The UC San Diego Medical Center was the only hospital in San Diego County issued a fine by the CDPH in late December, though three local facilities received fines in August.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
UC San Diego Health Fined For Fatal Heart Monitor Incident
The state health department has fined UC San Diego Health $44,000 for a medical mistake that led to a patient’s death. The penalty involves an incident in September 2015. It was among 10 citations totaling $549,555 handed down to nine hospitals across the state on Dec. 28. The latest fine is the seventh for UC San Diego which, according to a list of all fines provided by the California Department of Public Health, has the third-most penalties since 2007, the year the Legislature created the public reprimands program to hold hospitals more accountable for preventable medical errors. (Sisson, 1/5)