August 8, 2008

Hospital Workers Tried to View Governor’s Records


LANSING, Mich. - A Michigan hospital says it fired or disciplined employees for trying to obtain computerized medical information about Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

Sparrow Hospital spokesman John Berg tells the Detroit Free Press the breach of Granholm's medical records was discovered during a routine audit. He says an unspecified number of employees were disciplined but wouldn't give details.

The 49-year-old Democratic governor underwent emergency surgery at the Lansing hospital April 29 to remove an obstruction in her small intestine.

Local nurses union President Jeff Breslin says he can't divulge information about nurses who might have been disciplined.

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