BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – A Butler woman pleaded guilty in federal court to wrongfully disclosing the women’s health information of patients to embarrass them, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
According to investigators, Linda Sue Kalina illegally accessed the health information of 111 UPMC patients from her job at Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers from March 7, 2016, through June 23, 2017. The individuals were not patients at TRMC.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
Specifically, Kalina disclosed personal gynecological health information on two patients in August of 2017 with the intent to cause embarrassment and mental distress to the victims, according to the Department of Justice.MORE NEWS: Revolution Pipeline Back In Service Nearly 2.5 Years After Explosion In Beaver County
Kalina, who will be sentenced on June 25, could face 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. She remains free on bond pending the sentencing hearing.