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.