Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BREACH: Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

For the third time in two years, U.S. Health and Human Services records show Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has reported a data breach. The latest reported data breach involving the theft of personal information impacts 82,601 people. The breach date spans from Sept. 13, 2012 to June 9, 2014. What is more, the start date the latest data breach is exactly one day after a former data breach ended that impacted 2,560 individuals.

There was also a report impacting 948 people from Oct. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012. 

A company called Valesco Ventures sent a letter to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center patients about the most recent case of identify theft. Valesco "provides hospital staffing and ancillary services" according to the letter dated Sept. 9, 2014.

According to Valesco manager Terry Meadows, M.D., the company was told last May that "An employee may have improperly accessed the personal identifying information of a number of patients of Aventura Hospital." 

That information included names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, but according to Valesco, "No personal financial or health information was improperly accessed." The letter written by Meadows goes on to say that "Valesco Ventures and Aventura Hospital are assisting law enforcement to identify and prosecute all responsible parties."

Type: PII
Area: Healthcare
First Noted: 13 Sept 2012
Location: Aventura, Florida
Total Records: 80000+
Status: Not Monitoring for Follow Up (Not a client of SLC Security Services LLC)

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