SwedishAmerican Hospital

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Date Breach Made Public: 
July 12, 2012
Rockford , IL
United States
Illinois US
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Around 1,500 X-ray films were stolen from SwedishAmerican Hospital on May 31. Someone claiming to be the person responsible for picking up and destroying the films was able to steal them.  Patient names, medical record numbers, dates of service, and dates of birth were exposed. Representatives believe the risk of identity theft is low since extracting the silver from X-ray films is usually the motive for similar thefts.