Summit Health at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Fined for Safety Violations

March 28, 2015 4:31 PM

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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center—managed by Sutter Health—has recently been issued a fine of $71,725 by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Agency for willful violation of safety protocols. Somewhat fortuitously, the violation was discovered while Cal/OSHA was investigating the hospital for a different safety issue.

The violation, according to Cal/OSHA could put many people at very high risk for contracting infectious diseases. A report of the finding describes that Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been fined for situating 24 patients—all of which suspected to have tuberculosis—in simple, standard airborne ...

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