Hospital Mistakes: How To Protect Yourself - NBC Bay Area

    Hospital Mistakes: How To Protect Yourself

    This link takes you to the California Dept. of Public Health search tool.You can look up individual hospitals and long term care facilities to see if they've been fined for immediate jeopardy or adverse event violations. This link will allow you to to search by county to see what hospitals have received violations.Here is Stanford Hospital and Clinics complete statement regarding the Diane Stewart case:Statement from Stanford Hospital & ClinicsDecember 15, 2010 "Stanford Hospital & Clinics cannot comment on the details of this disputed claim because of patient privacy laws. SHC denied any liability in this matter and vigorously defended the lawsuit. The civil lawsuit has been resolved and we are not at liberty to discuss the terms of its resolution. Matters are often resolved due to the extensive costs of litigating disputes; such resolutions are not intended to be any acknowledgment of fault. The California Department of Public Health did a review and made suggestions for improvement, which were acknowledged and responded to; however, there was no fine or penalty assessed as a result of that review. Nurses and physicians often keep temporary notes that are never intended to become part of the medical record. Once the formal entry is made into the permanent record, the temporary notes are then discarded." (Published Thursday, Dec 16, 2010) This link takes you to the California Dept. of Public Health search tool.You can look up individual hospitals and long term care facilities to see if... See More