Woodwinds on Accusations of Employee Being Told to Destroy Records: Never Happened

A former patient advocate at the Woodbury hospital said she was told to destroy documents, according to a Star Tribune story.

A former employee at Woodwinds Hospital claims she was told to destroy notes and emails that could mar the hospital’s reputation, according to a Star Tribune story.

In a federal lawsuit, Barbara Peterson, who worked as a patient advocate at the Woodbury facility before she was fired in 2010, says she was told to “remove or destroy” documentation that might paint the hospital in a bad light, the Star Tribune reports. One allegation says a doctor was drunk while delivering a baby.

She also took more than 200 pages of confidential patient files and refuses to return them, the story says.

Woodwinds officials provided Patch with a statement about the lawsuit.

“We have conducted a thorough investigation and determined clearly that Ms. Peterson was never asked to destroy patient grievance records. The investigation also confirmed that no patient grievance records were destroyed.”

Check out the full story on the Star Tribune's website.


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Simon D January 09, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Hmm, the hospital's own investigation confirmed that the hospital didn't do anything wrong. What a shock. That good enough for you, judge?
yomammy January 10, 2013 at 01:20 PM
200 pages taken? ummm...HIPPA, hello.... HIPPA....where are you?....
Sue Dandwon April 01, 2013 at 03:57 AM
Speaking from experience, you would be shocked at what happens there and how they try to manage the cover up. If you suspect wrongdoing in your care, please hire your own lawyer to investigate.


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