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Oceanside, CA, medical center accused of neglecting patient care

San Diego Union-Tribune, June 27, 2008

Adminstrators at the Oceanside, CA-based Tri-City Hospital were accused of compromising patient care by sending nurse's aides home to cut costs. Suellyn Ellerbe, chief operating officer and chief nurse executive, denied that patient care is being affected by sending nurse's aides home. In addition, CEO Arthur Gonzalez said surveys of patients and doctors show satisfaction with the level of nursing care at the hospital.