Hospital In Hot Water Over ‘Outrageously, Morally And Ethically Bereft’ Sting Operation
Sharp Grossmont Hospital set up cameras in its facility in an effort to catch whoever was taking sedatives from anesthesia carts. But the videos were accidentally released, sparking a PR disaster.
Hidden Cameras To Catch A Thief Might Nab A PR Disaster
A very angry San Diego doctor went rogue last month. In his “Open Letter to the Public,” he blasted the hospital where he once worked for aiming secret video cameras on doctors and staff as well as their patients for nearly a year. Motion-activated, they captured 14,000 or so scenes showing hundreds of women undergoing obstetric and gynecologic surgeries. Now, the hospital’s accidental release of some of those video clips may constitute an embarrassing privacy breach, currently under investigation. (Clark, 6/3)