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