‘TON’ OF STAFF TOOK PHO­TOS OF PA­TIENT’S GENITALS

The London Free Press - - CANADA -

BED­FORD, PA. A Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh Medical Cen­ter hos­pi­tal where staff took pho­tos and videos of a pa­tient be­ing treated for a for­eign ob­ject lodged in their genitals has been cited by the state De­part­ment of Health. In­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined a “ton” of em­ploy­ees at UMPC Bed­ford Memo­rial crowded into the op­er­at­ing room to view and take pho­tos of the pa­tient, who was anes­thetized dur­ing the Dec. 23 in­ci­dent, Pennlive.com re­ported. The Health De­part­ment cited UPMC for fail­ing to pro­tect the pa­tient’s con­fi­den­tial­ity, al­low­ing staff not in­volved in the pa­tient’s care in the op­er­at­ing room and al­low­ing staff to use per­sonal de­vices to record the pa­tient. The hos­pi­tal sus­pended one doc­tor for seven days and an­other for 28 days.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.