CRMC employee fired for unauthorized access to patient files

An employee of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris was fired because she looked at 431 patient files for which she did not have permission.

“She was nosey,” said hospital President Steven Ruwoldt said Thursday. There was no malicious intent, he said of the woman, who worked in the medical records department. The files she accessed were those of acquaintances and coworkers, he said.

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