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Notice Regarding Missing X-Rays for El Centro Regional Medical Center Patients

News | May 8, 2013

El Centro Regional Medical Center (“El Centro”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the information we maintain on behalf of our patients.  Regrettably, this notice concerns some of that information. 

On March 22, 2013, law enforcement notified El Centro that x-rays we had provided to a trusted vendor for digitization and destruction were missing from a storage warehouse and may not have been properly destroyed.  We immediately began a thorough internal investigation to determine what happened to the x-rays, but we have been unable to find the missing x-rays and have not been able to make contact with the vendor.  The missing documents include patients’ x-rays, paper jackets containing the films, and sometimes a written interpretation. The information involved may include patient names, dates of birth, addresses, medical record numbers, El Centro account numbers, physicians’ names, diagnoses, radiology procedures, radiology interpretations, health insurance numbers, and in some instances Social Security numbers. We no longer do business with the vendor.   

We have no information that any of these documents were viewed or improperly accessed, or that any of the information in the documents has been misused in any way.  

We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause you.  To help prevent something like this from happening again, we are conducting a comprehensive internal review of our information security practices and procedures.  We began sending letters to affected patients on May 7, 2013. If you believe you are affected but do not receive a letter by May 28, 2013, you may call toll-free 1-877-509-8356 Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time.