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Hospital In Ventura County Among Those Fined Statewide For Serious Safety Violation

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 2:42pm

The State Department of Public Health has fined 14 California hospitals for safety issues, including one in Ventura County.

Simi Valley Hospital was fined $25,000 for an incident in which a sponge was left inside a woman for four years, and was only discovered following a second surgery. Hospital officials have said they reported the accident to the state, calling it a regrettable incident, and say they have taken additional steps to prevent further such issues.

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