Mercy says former hospital patient and employee records left unsecured

Julie McKinnon reports:

Mercy Wednesday revealed that unsecured copies of parts of more than 1,000 patient medical and employee records were left at the former Riverside Hospital after the facility was sold in 2003, although it does not appear they were inappropriately used.

The hospital system was notified in late November about the files that were in the unoccupied facility now owned by Toledo Public Schools, and they were removed, it said. Appropriate files now are secured at Mercy’s central records facility.


Riverside Hospital closed in August, 2002, and the patient files are from medical services provided prior to that.

Read more on Toledo Blade. I don’t see any notice up on Mercy Health Partners’ web site at this time and the incident does not yet appear on HHS’s list of reported breaches.

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  1. Anonymous - December 27, 2010

    What part of the each person’s information was compromised? This doesn’t say anything that will help people. How are people supposed to react to an article like this?

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