The California Department of Public Safety issued $675,000 in fines to ten hospitals, including Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, from around the state over health & safety concerns. Details were somewhat sketchy on what exactly prompted the fines, but a spokesman for CDPH said that extensive probes had uncovered incidents of failures to comply with licensing requirements that could potentially lead to serious injury or death to patients. According to the state, Marin General’s violation was related to a failure to follow established policies and procedures relating to respiratory care. The $100,000 fine is the hospital’s fourth administrative penalty assessed by CDPH. In a statement, hospital staff apologized for the incident, which it said took place in June 2011, and vowed to make every effort to ensure a similar incident never occurs again.