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Three Nursing Facilities Fined for Residents Deaths

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Three Bay Area nursing facilities were fined after investigations found deficiencies that led to resident deaths, California Department of Public Health officials announced Thursday. The three nursing facilities were issued Class “AA” citations, the most severe penalty under state law, according to the CDPH.

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Bay View, a facility located in Alameda, was fined $75,000.

The O’Connor Hospital Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility in San Jose was fined $65,000.

St. John Kronstadt Care Center in Castro Valley was fined $60,000.

According to the CDPH, the type of citation and the amount of the fine issued to the nursing facilities depend on the severity and significance of the violation, as prescribed and defined by state law. The citations and fines are part of the CDPH’s efforts to protect the health and safety of vulnerable individuals and improve the quality of care at California’s approximately 1,400 skilled nursing facilities, department officials said.

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