The Los Angeles Times (12/21, Gorman, 692K) reports, "Ten California hospitals received fines Thursday for errors that resulted in either serious injury or death to a patient." $785,000 in penalties was issued to the hospitals for "errors that include removing the wrong kidney, leaving surgical objects behind and failing to call for assistance when a patient began bleeding excessively." The hospitals that received fines were Kaiser's South Bay Medical Center, Kaiser's Oakland Medical Center, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, UC San Francisco Medical Center, Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. UC San Francisco Medical Center has received six fines since 2007, a fact Debby Rogers, deputy director of the department's Center for Healthcare Quality, called "concerning." The state has "fined 141 hospitals a total of $9.6 million in penalties" since 2007.