Southern California Nursing Home Citation Watch

This list contains the issuance of citations to Southern California nursing facilities by the California Department of Public Health over the last six months. All the citations listed are issued for reasons related to patient care. For verification of the citation, please contact the local department office or Walton Law Firm LLP.

<font size='2'Facility Date Citation
Los Angeles County
Alden Terrace Convalescent Hosp. 04/09/08 Class B
Chandler Convalescent 02/13/08 Class A
Chatsworth Park Care Center 03/13/08 Class B
Country Villa Park Marino 01/28/08 Class B(3)
Country Villa Pavilion Nursing 03/19/08 Class B
Ember Health Care 01/31/08 Class AA
Gardena Convalescent Hosp. 02/05/08 Class B
Heritage Manor 03/07/08 Class B
Imperial Convalescent 03/27/08 Class B
Lancaster Health Care Center 02/13/08 Class A
Oceanview Convalescent 02/20/08 Class B
Royal Oaks Care Center 12/11/07 Class B
Sophia Lyn Convalescent 04/14/08 Class B
St. John of God Retirement 02/27/08 Class B
Studio City Rehabilitation 04/02/08 Class A
Sunnyview Care Center 04/29/08 Class B
Tarzana Health and Rehab. 02/13/08 Class A
Whittier Hills Health Care Center 01/07/08 Class B
Windsor Palms Care Center of Artesia 04/15/08 Class B
Orange County
Country Villa Plaza Convalescent 03/12/08 Class B
Fountain Care Center 03/13/08 Class B
Newport Subacute Healthcare 02/06/08 Class A
Palm Terrace Healthcare & Rehab Center 02/01/08 Class AA
Park Regency Care Center 04/11/08 Class B
San Bernardino County Elder Abuse
Cherry Valley Healthcare 02/14/08 Class B
Country Villa Rancho Mirage 02/05/08 Class A(2)
Cypress Gardens Rehabilitation 03/20/08 Class A
The Springs At The Carlotta 03/21/08 Class AA
San Diego County
Children’s Convalescent Hospital 02/21/08 Class B
Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital 05/09/08 Class B
Point Loma Convalescent Hosp. 03/10/08 Class B
Ventura County
Brighton Gardens of Camirillo. 4/16/08. Class B

Class AA: The most serious violation, AA citations are issued when a resident death has occurred in such a way that it has been directly and officially attributed to the responsibility of the facility, and carry fines of $25,000 to $100,000.

Class A: Class A citations are issued when violations present imminent danger to patients or the substantial probability of death or serious harm, and carry fines from $2,000 to $20,000.

Class B: Class B citations carry fines from $100 to $1000 and are issued for violations which have a direct or immediate relationship to health, safety, or security, but do not qualify as A or AA citations.