From the Los Angeles Times:
State lists worst hospitals for care of pneumonia — Five Kaiser facilities have among the highest mortality rates.
By Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
Five Kaiser Permanente hospitals were among the 28 institutions with the highest death rates in California for patients with pneumonia, according to a state report to be released today.
The Kaiser hospitals in Sacramento, South Sacramento, Panorama City, Riverside and Roseville all had higher than average mortality rates between 2002 and 2004, said the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.