Sutter health fined for safety violations

March 27, 2015 9:40 PM

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California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued fine on Sutter health after an investigation found safety violation for handling patients with suspected airborne diseases at Sutter’s Alts Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland.

According to the states two-month investigation at the end of 2012, Alta Bates has placed 23 patients believed to have tuberculosis in isolation rooms that were inoperable and those rooms were in the hospital’s intensive care unit and cardiopulmonary unit exposing several other patients, visitors t...

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