My name isXXXXX a licensed attorney. Glad to try and help out.
Sure sorry for the circumstances, truly. My heart goes out to you. I
Accordingly, I'm pleased to say a remedy does exist, as follows. In fact, I can say that I'm also a registered nurse, so I speak from plenty of experience here.
As you mention, the applicable governing law is the statute called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Pub.L. 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936. You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights:
Doing so is free of charge. There is no private cause of action in this regard, meaning it's an exclusive remedy. In other words, filing such a complaint is not only an option, it is "the" next step to take.
If you have a follow-up question or need clarification, please just say the word by using "reply" to reach me.
I truly hope all works out for you.