Children’s Mercy Hospital Reports Theft of Data for Hundreds of Patients
Medical information for hundreds of patients has been stolen from an area hospital.
Children’s Mercy Hospital, based in Kansas City, released a statement Wednesday reporting that information for 238 patients was stolen from the locked trunk of an employee’s care.
“We are very sensitive to these families’ concerns and have apologized to them,” the statement read.
The hospital said that the information does not include patients’ addresses, social security numbers or financial information.
Children’s Mercy has notified the families affected and is offering identity protection services to them.
The hospital provided no further information.
Alex Smith is a reporter for KCUR, a partner in the Heartland Health Monitor team. You can reach him on Twitter @AlexSmithKCUR.