The hospital is still open and taking care of patients and thus far the reason for the search and seizure of the documents is a hush hush situation so we may be hearing more in the future on the reason for the investigation.
The hospital had had a series of complaints ranging from patient dumping to being fined for leaving a surgical sponge inside a patient in 2008. The hospital was been put on warning about the potential of losing it’s Medi-Cal contracts and the hospital is run by San Bernardino County. The FBI states they were called in to assist in the seizure of documents and records. BD
A search warrant was served Thursday on San Bernardino’s county-owned Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, authorities said.
FBI agents and San Bernardino district attorney's investigators seized documents at the 456-bed hospital in Colton but authorities would not say what they took or comment on the focus of the investigation. The investigation was coordinated by the San Bernardino County Joint Corruption Task Force, according to a statement released by San Bernardino County Dist. Atty. Michael A. Ramos.
Laura Eimiller, spokeswoman for the FBI office in Los Angeles, said her agency was called in to assist with the investigation, and referred questions to the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office.