inSync, Cottage Hospital, Cottage Health System

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 12, 2013
Santa Barbara , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

32,755 (No Social Security numbers or financial information exposed)

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A Cottage Hospital vendor removed an electronic security device without notifying Cottage Hospital.  The removal may have exposed patient information.  Patients treated at centers in Goleta, Santa Ynez, and Santa Barbara between September 29, 2009 and December 2, 2013 may have had their lab results, procedures performed, and other medical details relating to diagnosis exposed.

UPDATE (12/13/2013): Patient names, dates of birth, addresses, and health information may have been exposed.

UPDATE (12/15/2013): Cottage Hospital's vendor was inSync.