Case containing information on more than 200 Children’s Mercy Hospital patients stolen from employee’s vehicle
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Children’s Mercy Hospital issued a statement on Wednesday that said a case containing information on multiple patients was recently stolen.
According to a statement from the hospital, information regarding nearly 238 patients was inside of a locked case that was stolen from an employee’s car.
The compromised information does not include addresses, social security numbers or financial information.
The hospital said all of families affected have been notified, and the hospital will be offering identity protection services to the families.
Children’s Mercy issued the following statement:
“We have notified the affected families to let them know that limited information was stolen from the trunk of an employee’s locked car. This information does not include addresses, social security numbers or any of the families’ financial information. The locked, hard-sided case contained information about 238 patients. Once we were able to identify, recreate and verify the contents of the stolen case, all of the families were notified. We are very sensitive to these families’ concerns and have apologized to them. We are working to take all practicable steps to resolve this situation, including making identity protection services available to the families.”