GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - HY-PANA
4545 SHELLEY COURT, STOCKTON, CA 95207
Citation Number: 030004050
Citation Date: 6/27/2007
Violation Date: 7/22/2006
Class: AA
Penalty: $ 80000.00

On 7/22/06, a 79 year old resident died within minutes of arrival at a local emergency room. The facility sent her there in full cardiac arrest with CPR being performed due to hyperthemia (abnormally high body temperature) caused by excessive heat in the facility. The facility failed to provide safe temperatures when it's air conditioning system malfunctioned during a heat wave and it failed to follow it's emergency action plan for dangerous temperature levels. Due to the excessive heat in the facility, the fire department initiated an evacuation of the facility beginning at 4:30 am on 7/23/06.