Exposed: Clooney's Medical Records

  1. Clooney Says He Hopes Hospital Debacle Can Be Solved Without Suspending Employees

    October 10, 2007

    Hollywood actors are used to being followed by the paparazzi and having their most intimate moments published in the tabloids.
    But there are a few places most people would think they're protected, including the doctor's office. Now one of the biggest stars in the world, George Clooney, has found that not even his hospital records are confidential.


    Hollywood actors are used to being followed by the paparazzi and having their most intimate moments published in the tabloids.
    But there are a few places most people would think they're protected, including the doctor's office. Now one of the biggest stars in the world, George Clooney, has found that not even his hospital records are confidential.

    In his newest film Michael Clayton, Clooney plays a "fixer" who is hired to make sure private lives remain private. But in the real world, his life is anything but.
    More than two dozen employees (27 - caitlin1214) at the Palisades Medical Center in New Jersey have been suspended without pay for a month for allegedly accessing Clooney's confidential medical records. He visited the medical center when he and girlfriend, Sarah Larson, were treated for injuries sustained in his recent motorcycle accident.
    The hospital is reportedly further investigating whether some of the workers also gave the press details on Clooney's condition and maybe even gave out his family members' phone numbers.
    A union representing seven suspended nurses says the employees indeed peeked at Clooney's records, but didn't divulge any confidential information.
    A representative for Clooney tells ABC News he that the movie star said, "while I believe in a patient's right to privacy, I would hope that this could be settled without suspending medical workers."
    Maybe he has a special place in his heart for hospital workers, since playing one on "ER" made him a star.


    (http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3711136&page=1)





    Yes, he's George Clooney. Yes, he's famous, and yes, people want to know more about him, but he was still a patient and those were his confidential medical records. He's a patient, and his records are not items for gossip. Those employees deserved to be suspended.

    What they did was disgusting and unethical and it goes against everything someone in the medical field is taught during training.

    The number one thing we're taught is doctor/patient confidentiality!


    Sorry, this especially just irritates me to NO end!


    Um, I can't say what I REALLY want to say because the Forum only allows me to use eight censored smileys in one post, and that's not nearly enough.
     
  2. That's pretty bad. Medical records should be off limits and nurses (in this case) shouldn't abuse their work access.
     
  3. That's terrible, why would they do that? And that's illegal, it goes against that HIPPA act I believe. They should be suspended/fired.
     
  4. That's awful and illegal.
     
  5. What exactly was "leaked?" I have seen this story all over the place, but there are never any links to copies of charts, or tales of vestigial tails or history of chlamydia or platelet count results.

    Except for the phone number thing, and to whom was this leaked?
     
  6. Yeah they should be suspended. I think it is admirable that Clooney doesn't want them suspended. However, something like this is too serious to go unpunished.
     
  7. Shocking! They should be sacked!