The VA Caribbean Healthcare System


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 9, 2011
geo: 
San Juan , PR
United States

Veteran patients with questions may call 855-735-8888.

Records Breached: 

6,006 (1,691 people received credit monitoring services)

Breach Total Number: 
1 691
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Veterans and staff had their personal information left unsecured in an open area in the San Juan VA Medical Center. Some of the information included patient care assignment documents with names and Social Security numbers an counseling letters.  It is not clear what type of staff information was exposed.  The information was supposed to have been shredded. The incident occurred sometime before March 30 and VA Caribbean placed a notification on their website on May 20.