Northwell Health nurse arrested for allegedly stealing $34k worth of medical devices from ICU

A nurse who worked for Manhasset, N.Y.-based North Shore University Hospital, part of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, was arrested for allegedly stealing $34,000 worth of medical devices from a surgical intensive care unit, reports Pix 11.

Rafael Hung, RN, reportedly stole medical devices — including infusion pumps and vein finders — from NSUH's surgical ICU between Aug. 8, 2016, and Feb. 16, 2017. He then attempted to sell the devices on eBay.

An internal investigation by Northwell Health linked Mr. Hung to the stolen devices. Mr. Hung, who had been employed at the hospital since 2011, has since been terminated.

If he is found guilty, Mr. Hung faces a prison sentence of two to seven years. The New York Department of Health will determine if his nursing license will be revoked.

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