Ten California hospitals, including
The fines ranged from $50,000 to $100,000, according to a news release from the California Department of Public Health.
"Based on observation, interview and record review, the hospital failed to follow their policy and procedure to have relevant images and results properly labeled and displayed prior to a patient's surgery," according to documents provided by the public health department. "This failure resulted in the removal of the wrong kidney."
The penalty against UCLA's hospital was for not following the proper surgical policies and procedures that led to "a patient having to undergo a second surgery to remove a retained foreign object." The hospital was fined $50,000.
For a full list of penalties, click here.