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Hospice Care Laptop Stolen, Information Potentially Compromised

Feb 16, 2013 -- 2:37pm


By: Laura-Jane Hatcher
A Hospice Care laptop stolen in January has prompted Floyd Medical Officials to enroll affected patients in a credit-monitoring service. 
According to a Floyd Medical Center press release,  a laptop belonging to Heyman Hopsicecare went missing from an employee’s car on January 4th. A report was made with police, but the password-protected laptop has not been found as of yet. 
According to officials with the care group, the computer did not contain any patient financial information; however it did possess other potentially compromising information, including Social Security numbers, insurance policy numbers, phone numbers, patients names and day of births. 
Patients treated between July 1st, 2006 and January 3rd, 2013 will be receiving a letter any day now. A call center has also been set up to answer questions regarding the incident.  Though officials have no reason to believe the laptop was taken for the information it contained or that the information has already been accessed, they are offering a free one-year membership in a three-bureau credit monitoring service to affected patients. 
If you believe you may have had information on the stolen laptop, call toll free 1-800-264-1049.

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