St. Catherine Medical Center

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Date Breach Made Public: 
November 29, 2012
Ashland , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
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Sensitive patient and employee records were left unsecured in the abandoned medical center.  A November 10 auction of office equipment and computers was held in the medical center, but one person reported seeing piles of sensitive documents and being able to access sensitive items like badges of former employees. The person provided pictures of personnel records and other items that should have been secured. A representative speaking on behalf of those responsible for safeguarding private information responded that the pictures were taken behind an area that had been secured with a rope. Additionally, the person claims that one of the computers that was purchased at the auction still contained sensitive information.