Hospital Employees Fired For Reading Suleman's Files

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Fifteeen employees were fired and eight were disciplined at Kaiser Permanente hospital for improperly accessing Nadya Suleman's medical records, though they did not distribute any information on her or the octuplets to the media.

"We knew from the time she was admitted to the hospital in December, this case would attract attention," said Jim Anderson, a hospital spokesman. "Numerous training sessions were held to remind people of the need to keep the information confidential." [CNN]

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"Numerous training sessions were held to remind people of the need to keep the information confidential."

And they did. So why fire them?

I have to say, I understand people checking her records. Unless they were instructed NOT to access them, I don't see how these people could be faulted, really.

And why were some fired and other merely disciplined? This is a bit odd.