Jackson South Community Hospital managers resign in wake of privacy breach

Hmmm. I don’t remember reading about this breach. John Dorschner reports:

Jackson Health System announced Tuesday that two managers have resigned under pressure because of an alleged breach of patient privacy in the obstetrics unit in October at Jackson South Community Hospital.

Jackson spokesman Edwin O’Dell said that South’s chief nursing officer and the head of the obstetrics unit were given the opportunity to resign and did so. O’Dell did not give the names and said the system was not revealing other details because of patients’ privacy rights.

In a memo to county political leaders Tuesday, Chief Executive Carlos Migoya wrote: “While no patients were harmed as a result of this incident, we concluded that Jackson policies were indeed violated. Consistent with our culture of accountability, employees were terminated or otherwise disciplined. Appropriate reports were made to regulatory agencies.”

Migoya noted that “front-line employees at Jackson South took the appropriate actions to try preventing and recovering from this violation.”

Source: Miami Herald

So I went digging, and found a notice simply titled “Media Statement” on an inside page of Jackson Health System’s web site. The notice is dated November 30, but is more likely about the recent breach at Jackson North Medical Center involving a volunteer who took pictures of patient records with a smartphone.

So what was this breach at JSCH? Anyone know?

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