SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two hospitals in San Diego County were among 12 statewide fined by the California Department of Public Health for failing to follow proper policies and procedures, it was announced Friday.
Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla were each fined $50,000, according to the CDPH.
Palomar Medical Center Escondido was fined for an incident in 2009 when a patient in the intensive care unit fell out of her bed and was not discovered for more than an hour, according to the CDPH. It was the first administrative penalty issued by the CDPH to the hospital.
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla was cited for leaving a surgical towel in a patient last year, according to the CDPH. It was the fourth time the hospital has been fined by the CDPH.
The hospitals have 10 days to appeal the fines, according to the CDPH. In addition to the penalties, the hospitals must submit a plan of correction to prevent similar incidents in the future.
National City police were responding to a shooting scene with "multiple victims'' Saturday morning, but it was unclear if there were any fatalities, according to officials.
Extremely hot weather in San Diego County's deserts is expected to persist Friday through early next week and temperatures in other inland areas will spike on Sunday.
A 30-year-old man who was hit by a car in San Marcos while jaywalking Saturday morning died in a hospital, according to San Diego County sheriff's officials.
A town hall meeting meant for veterans to share their experiences with civilians who haven't gone through combat is scheduled for Saturday in El Cajon.
A 12-year-old Oceanside boy who went missing from a Kaiser hospital in Irvine was found safe Saturday morning in Mission Viejo and turned over to a family member, according to Irvine police.
Two Subway sandwich shops in San Diego were robbed at gunpoint Friday, possibly by the same masked thief, authorities reported.
Home surveillance cameras captured two women stealing mail right out people’s mailboxes in a Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood this week.
Short-term lodging service Airbnb on Friday released a report about the $420 million impact it has on San Diego’s economy.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of San Diego's most treasured attractions - SeaWorld's Bayside Skyride. Since 1967, more than 20 million guests have soared above Mission Bay on its iconic gondolas.
Investigators working to identify and track down a man who fatally assaulted a well-liked transient in downtown Ocean Beach released surveillance-camera footage of the suspected killer Friday.