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Anaheim (CA) General Hospital hit with dozens of citations over staffing, care

Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2008
Anaheim (CA) General Hospital, a facility that treats a large share of poor patients, has been slapped with dozens of citations by two independent sets of regulators for inadequate staffing and poor medical care. The findings have placed the hospital's public and private funding at risk. Although the hospital is not expected to close down and is currently appealing the decisions, it must correct the problems to ensure that it remains open. According to one report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Anaheim General put patients "at immediate jeopardy" by not having life-saving medications available, having insufficient food and water for patients in the event of an emergency, and failing to ensure the safety of its psychiatric patients.