UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest and Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest were both fined the maximum allowed by state law by California state health regulators for significant medical mistakes.
UCSD was fined after its’ staff left a sponge inside a patient that required the patient to undergo a second surgery two months later to remove the sponge. Scripps Mercy was fined for using a faulty respirator that left the patient unable to breathe and caused him to suffer heart failure.
These two San Diego hospitals were two of eleven California hospitals that received the maximum fine.
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