San Diego County-run Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital, fined $20,000 in January for health code violations, has been cited again by state health officials for failing to meet state and federal health standards, it was announced Thursday.
The announcement of the additional violations followed a two-week annual certification survey for facilities participating in Medicare and Medi-Cal programs. Citations had been issued to the convalescent hospital for numerous violations linked to the deaths of two patients, according to Gil Wilmer, assistant chief of field operations for the Department of State Health Services in Sacramento.
State officials had levied "Class A" fines totaling $20,000 against the hospital for "conditions which present imminent danger to patients, from which death or physical harm could result," Wilmer said.
Investigators found that the hospital failed to meet 7 of the 18 conditions for participation in the federal programs, Wilmer said. The specifics of the violations will not be made public until the federal Department of Health and Human Services regional office in San Francisco has reviewed the case. Wilmer said the review should be completed by the end of the month.