Chautauqua County Department of Social Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 8, 2006
geo: 
Jamestown , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

12

Paperwork being used in Medicaid fraud investigations was stolen from an employee's car.  The theft occurred sometime between July 31 and August 1.  People who were being investigated may have had their private information exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Kern Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 19, 2010
geo: 
Bakersfield , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Six other health facilities were fined. Each of the other six incidents involved fewer than 10 records and only the Kern incidents are included in the total.

Records Breached: 

596

The California Department of Public Health fined Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA, $250,000 for allegedly keeping patient records in an outside, unlocked locker, allowing for the theft of 596 patient records in 2009. For several months in 2009 a Kern Medical Center employee placed the daily lab reports in the broken locker outside the hospital until they were stolen one night.

Source: 
Media

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 24, 2006
geo: 
Bethpage , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

106

A courier's envelope was delivered to the Credit Union ripped and missing the twenty reports it was supposed to contain.  Some of the reports contained confidential information such as name, address, telephone number, credit card number, and financial institution checking account number.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 27, 2010
geo: 
Knoxville , TN
United States
Records Breached: 

8,000

An administrative report that should have been shredded was accidentally thrown in the trash. Reports are usually left in a storage location for 45 days and then discarded properly. The Hospital became aware of the breach on October 4. Anyone looking through the report would find names, Social Security numbers and other patient information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

State Department of Labor and Industries, Washington State Employees Credit Union, Court of Appeals

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 1, 2010
geo: 
Tacoma , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Confidential paper files from at least three tenants of the state-owned Rhodes Building were found in an unsecured recycling bin. Some documents included names, Social Security numbers, checking account information, health information and dates of birth. A news report claimed the documents numbered in the dozens. Representatives for some of the organizations claimed that the files were supposed to be shredded.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Manor Care of Indy (South), LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 3, 2010
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

845 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The protected health information of 845 individuals may have been viewed or obtained by an unauthorized person or persons.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

American Check Cashers of Oklahoma, LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 5, 2010
geo: 
Tulsa , OK
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of blank checks, bank and telephone statements, Social Security card copies and ID copies were found in a dumpster by someone from a a neighboring store. The documents date from 2004 to 2009. The owner of the business said that the mistake occurred when some sensitive documents were sorted in with non-sensitive documents and dumped rather than shredded. It is unclear whether the sorting error was made by the shredding company or the business. Ninety-six of the documents were kept by the neighboring store's owner.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Farber Enterprises

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 30, 2010
geo: 
Harlingen , TX
United States
Extra Info: 

Farber Enterprises is located in Kerrville, Texas.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of documents were abandoned near a bridge in the Harlingen area.  The documents contained receipts, invoices, canceled checks, Social Security numbers, addresses and phone and driver's license numbers. A man whose information was found said that he had applied for employment with Farber two or three years ago.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 10, 2010
geo: 
Gardena , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

771 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The Hospital reported that the unauthorized access or disclosure of paper records affected patients. The incident occurred on or around October 14.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Ochsner Health System , H.E.L.P. Financial Corporation

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 10, 2010
geo: 
New Orleans , LA
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is Ochsner's headquarters. Patients may call 1-877-365-1663 with questions. The senior public relations specialist can be reached at 504-842-9143.

Records Breached: 

9,475 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

On October 4, Oschner was contacted by several patients claiming they had received the patient information of someone else. Letters had been sent on by HELP on September 27 that included incorrect names, medical record numbers, account numbers and account balances. HELP assists Oschner patients with payment arrangements for outstanding hospital and clinical account balances. A programming error at HELP caused the mistake. No patient will be able to access another patient's medical or financial records using the incorrect information from the letters they received.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

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