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Auctioned Data Concerns Former Hospital Employees

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

October 5, 2010

Former employees of a shuttered Florida medical facility are questioning what will happen with their personal data now that the Gulf Pines Hospital in Port St. Joe has been auctioned to a buyer in California, WJHG reports. "They have all of our personal information," said one, adding that despite a sign on the hospital door stating otherwise, employee files and emergency room logs are still in boxes in the hospital. Former hospital worker Barbara Weeks said the files are on the floor in the middle of the hospital. "We're unable to obtain who to get in contact with...We've tried several avenues--county, city, state attorneys. No one seems to know."
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