Newsletter: Sharp hospital apologizes for privacy breach as video sting provokes backlash
The Women's Health Center at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital. May 4, 2016. Megan Wood, inewsource.

Newsletter: Sharp hospital apologizes for privacy breach as video sting provokes backlash

by Cheryl Clark | inewsource

Sharp Grossmont Hospital says it is sorry it released video clips that included women undergoing obstetric surgery, an error it said constituted a breach of medical privacy and has led to state and federal agency notification.

The hospital mistakenly released the clips to an attorney representing a doctor who is seen in the videos taking bottles of sedatives from surgery carts and putting them in his pocket.

Women who underwent C-section surgeries during the course of the hospital’s yearlong video surveillance say they are horrified they may be among those captured on video.

Two anesthesiologists who worked at the hospital said they also were upset about the video surveillance. One said it was common for anesthesiologists to take sedatives from operating rooms if they needed the drugs for a patient elsewhere.

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