Georgetown University Hospital

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No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2012
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Records Breached: 

1,549 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

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A technician's USB thumb drive with patient information was misplaced at Georgetown University Hospital.  People who were associated with the Department of Laboratory Medicine and visited the Hospital between September of 2004 and September of 2009 may have had their names, medical record numbers, dates of birth, blood types, dates of blood tests, blood test results, summary of clinical histories, and clinician names exposed. The thumb drive was last seen on September 9, 2011, and was discovered missing on the morning of September 14, 2011.