Baptist Medical Center

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June 22, 2009
Montgomery , AL
United States
Alabama US
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Many folders that were found in a landfill dump site were labeled "Radiology Department, Baptist Medical Center." Hundreds of medical records were out in the open, all with sensitive information. Sensitive patient information that was thrown out included names, x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, and Social Security numbers.  Files from at least five other facilities were found at the same site; however Baptist Medical Center is believed to be the source of the breach.

UPDATE (8/5/08): A former employee of Baptist Hospital has been sentenced to two years and one day in federal prison for wire fraud and stealing the identities of patients, according to a Department of Justice press release. Adrienne Denise Stovall, 30, pled guilty in January to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, which carries a mandatory sentence of two years. Stovall worked at Montgomery's Baptist Hospital from August 2006 to early 2007. Her position gave her access to the hospital's computer system. The system contained confidential information including patient names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers. Stovall used the information to apply for credit lines and credit cards.