Hospital patients records taken (updated)

Patients who had lab work done during the past three-and-a-half years, at East Central Regional Hospital, may want to double check their credit information.

The GBI is investigating since a former technician at the hospital took home a number of records from the Augusta and Gracewood locations.

Hospital officials don’t think any Social Security numbers were compromised.

Read more on NBC Augusta (Georgia)

Update: The Augusta Chronicle provides additional detail:

The records were discovered Friday in an Augusta house the woman had moved out of, Mr. Wilson said. The landlord apparently discovered the records and called the department. There is no accurate count at this point, but it could be “easily hundreds,” Mr. Wilson said.

There is no evidence at this point that anyone but the technician and the landlord had seen them, he said. Patient records do not contain Social Security numbers but might have addresses or other personal information, Mr. Wilson said.

Employee records might or might not contain Social Security numbers, he said.

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