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UC Irvine Medical Center ordered to improve medication management

Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2010

California inspectors making a surprise follow-up visit to UC Irvine Medical Center found two deficiencies in "medication management" and issued an "immediate jeopardy" warning, alleging that patient care was at risk, hospital officials said. In an email to staff members, UC Irvine Medical Center Chief Executive Terry A. Belmont said hospital officials already have submitted plans to improve care. Federal investigators have documented repeated examples of poor oversight at the hospital and previously have threatened to cut Medicare funding, the Los Angeles Times reports.