February 24, 2024

Hospital employees fired for peeking at OctoMom’s records

Bellflower Hospital in Los Angeles

Nadya Suleman evading the pressCuriosity is an addiction, it seems.
Despite warnings and refresher courses in patient privacy laws,
nearly two dozen employees of Bellflower Hospital in Los Angeles have
been fired or disciplined for snooping in the medical records of
Nadya Suleman, the woman who gave birth to octuplets earlier this
year. According to Kaiser Permanente, the employees who accessed the
computer files "ran the gamut of medical staff".

There is no indication that hospital
staff sold the information or passed it on to others. “You can only
guess that this was human nature and curiosity that got the best of
people," said a Kaiser Permanente spokesman.

This is not the first time that
hospital employees In LA have invaded a celebrity patient’s privacy.
UCLA Hospital fired a number of staff after they looked at
the records of former starlet Farrah Fawcett and pop star Britney
Spears. ~ Los
Angeles Times, Mar 30