ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Mayo Clinic has fired an employee for snooping through patients' medical and financial records.
Mayo Clinic spokesman Chris Gade said the employee accessed about 1,700 patient records at all Mayo sites between 2006 and mid-July. The employee once worked in Rochester, but recently was working in the clinic's financial unit in Arizona. Gade says the worker accessed information that was beyond the scope of the job.
It's the second high-profile firing in the past month at Mayo. In August, the clinic turned a radiologic technologist over to the Jacksonville County Sheriff's Department.