DAYTON, Ohio -- On May 21, 2010, Children’s Medical Center of Dayton was alerted that a mailing list containing 1001 patient names and addresses was improperly disclosed to another health organization.
An investigation was launched and there is no indication the information has been misused in any way and Dayton Children’s has notified each of the patients or their guardians by letter.
After a thorough investigation, Dayton Children’s confirmed that an unencrypted list of patient names and addresses was sent via e-mail from the hospital to a local not-for-profit agency for use in a summer camp mailing. The list contained the names and addresses of patients who were treated in two clinics during a 15-month period.
The information that was released did not contain any social security numbers, specific patient medical information, credit card or financial information or telephone numbers.