Posted: Jun 1, 2012 9:22 PM by Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - State regulators have fined 13 hospitals in California for substandard care that could have led to injury or death.
The California Department of Public Health issued the fines Friday and hospitals have a right to appeal the fines within 10 days.
Southwest Healthcare System in Murrieta received its eighth penalty and was ordered to pay $100,000. The hospital is accused of poor monitoring that resulted in the death of a full-term, viable baby delivered at the hospital.
The other hospitals fined were in Alameda, Fresno, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Clara counties.
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