Psychiatric Hospital Notifies 25,000 about Breach
DATA LOSS—U.S.April 30, 2010
A psychiatric hospital in Kentucky is urging 24,600 affected patients to place fraud alerts on their credit reports after a flash drive containing their personal information went missing, The Courier Journal reports. The drive contained patient names, admission and discharge dates and dates of birth. Our Lady of Peace officials notified the hospital's privacy officer when the drive went missing around March 31. "We have taken this breach very seriously...Patient confidentiality is sacred to us and our patients," an official said in a statement. Meanwhile, St. Jude Heritage Healthcare has notified 22,000 patients about a breach after discovering that five hospital computers were stolen.