NV: Hospital warns of possible data leak

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center sent warning letters this month to about 128,000 patients and clients after a possible intrusion into a proprietary databases.

The database, used for Saint Mary’s health education classes and wellness programs, contained personal information such as names and addresses, limited health information and some Social Security numbers. The database did not contain medical records or credit card information, said Gary Aldax, marketing manager for Saint Mary’s.

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The potential breach was discovered in April 28. Saint Mary’s officials said they immediately shut down the database and launched an investigation. The delay in notifications occurred because the database had to be reconstructed, Aldax said.

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The last time her daughter had anything to do with Saint Mary’s occurred when she got her tonsils removed about 40 years ago, Sheldon said. The letter has Sheldon seething.

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