Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital

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June 7, 2011
Greer , SC
United States
South Carolina US

Patients of Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital who received services between 1990 and 1999 may call 1-888-558-2228 for more information.

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Exposed boxes of patient information were reported to Greenville Hospital System on December 31, 2010 by someone wishing to remain anonymous.  The boxes were in a storage structure behind the building of an abandoned hospital.  The hospital was Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital; it closed in August of 2008. Greenville Hospital System collected the boxes and notified patients in February.  The 22 boxes contained information from Allen Bennett Memorial dating from 1990 to 1999.  The information in the boxes included patient names, reasons and dates for visits, amount paid, patient insurance information with diagnosis and treatment, and admission reports with patient dates of birth and some Social Security numbers.  An investigation revealed that the information in the boxes was probably not used for criminal purposes and that no one was sure how the boxes had gotten there.