St. Louis University Hospital officials say they are investigating an incident after 27 patients' names who allegedly have HIV/AIDS were posted on a female employee's social media page.
During the investigation, officials say they discovered the information posted on the employee's Facebook page was not posted by the employee who owns the account. They claim her account was hacked.
“I have family in the hospital and I would hate for their information to be put out like that,” said Matthew Nesler, who was visiting his nephew in the hospital. “What if this was your family member? How would you feel? I wouldn't appreciate that. That's not professional at all.”
The post on the page said, “You have to be careful in St. Louis. This disease is everywhere.” Below the post, the alleged 27 patients' names were listed.
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SLU Hospital later released a statement.
“The privacy of our patients is of the utmost importance, and we take this issue very seriously. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and taking appropriate steps to notify the patients affected.”