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Makeshift beauty salon in hospital's ward for high-risk newborns is probed

Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2010

Los Angeles County officials have placed two staff members at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar on paid leave after allegations that they had participated in a makeshift beauty salon atop medical equipment in the ward for high-risk newborns, according to county officials. The county this week also opened an investigation into broader allegations that doctors, nurses, and staff at the neonatal intensive care unit put babies at risk through substandard care. The allegations were contained in two anonymous complaints received by the commission that accredits the facility, the Los Angeles Times reports.