Ariz. Hospital Fires 3 for Snooping on Shooting Victims

Three employees accessed confidential medical records
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2011 1:14 PM CST
Nancy Pelosi and other people traveling with Barack and Michelle Obama arrive at the University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2011.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – The University Medical Center in Tucson has fired three employees for illicitly accessing confidential medical records on the victims of Saturday’s shooting. The hospital is playing host to six of the people injured in the shooting, including Gabrielle Giffords, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Administrators announced the firings yesterday, saying they didn’t believe any of the patients’ confidential info had been made public. The families of the affected patients have been notified.

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