POMONA : 30 Workers Quit or Are Fired in Hospital Probe

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has fired or accepted resignations from 30 workers following a sixth-month investigation into allegations of misconduct, including on-the-job use of alcohol or drugs, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Their last day was Friday, said Laura Elek, spokeswoman at the 2,300-employee hospital. Hospital officials will not release the names or departments of those involved, but said they did not work directly with patients and that no doctors were involved.

Outside investigators found that cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana were used and sold on the hospital grounds, Elek said, and that thousands of dollars of hospital supplies and equipment had been stolen. The thefts did not involve prescription drugs.

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