UPMC hos­pi­tal cited: Staff took pics of pa­tient’s genitals

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The Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Health has cited a Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh Med­i­cal Cen­ter hos­pi­tal where staff took cell­phone pho­tos and videos of a pa­tient be­ing treated for a “for­eign body” lodged in their genitals. UPMC says the be­hav­ior is “ab­hor­rent and vi­o­lates the mis­sion of UPMC Bed­ford” — where the in­ci­dent took place Dec. 23 — “and the over­all val­ues of UPMC.” The hos­pi­tal net­work, Penn­syl­va­nia’s largest, says it self-re­ported the vi­o­la­tions. Pennlive. com re­ports on em­ployee came for­ward to com­plain about the images cir­cu­lat­ing around the hos­pi­tal.

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