Stolen Laptop Contains Personal Info of 14,000 Va. Patients

December 21, 2010

Centra says a laptop containing nearly 14,000 patients' names and billing information has been stolen. The Lynchburg-based hospital system announced the theft Monday.

Centra spokeswoman Susan Brandt told The News & Advance that the laptop was taken in November in Alpharetta, Georgia from the trunk of a car rented by an employee. The employee was in Georgia for a training session.

The company says the laptop didn't contain information that could be used in identity theft, such as Social Security numbers. It also didn't contain any medical history information.

Centra says it's implementing new security measures to protect patient data.


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