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.