MD: X-Ray Films Stolen From Good Samaritan Hospital

Not the first time we’ve seen a breach like this and likely, it won’t be the last:

Barrels of X-ray film set to be destroyed were stolen from Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore by a man posing as a vendor employee, police said.

According to a Baltimore City police report, officers were called to the hospital Friday morning to investigate the theft of as many as two barrels of old X-ray film. Hospital officials said the films were “more than 5 years old” and the films “had been put aside to be either destroyed or recycled.”

“It appears he did this by misrepresenting himself as the vendor responsible for the disposing and/or the recycling of those items,” Baltimore police spokesman Kevin Brown said.


A statement released by Good Samaritan Hospital suggests the assailant’s motive may have been to extract and sell the silver contained in the films: “There is no clinical impact to patient care as medical reports associated with those films remain with the patient records. We are working diligently to determine the specific patients impacted by this occurrence so direct notification can be made to assist them.”

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