Patient records stolen from Ohio prosthetics center's storage unit

On Dec. 12, the medical records of more than 1,100 patients were stolen from a storage unit rented by Columbus, Ohio-based Capital Prosthetic and Orthotic Center, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

The files stored at Zanesville, Ohio-based Brandywine Lock-N-Stock contained information on patients seen at Capital Prosthetic and Orthotic Center's Zanesville office between 2008 and 2012. The data in the files possibly included patients' names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, medical diagnoses and insurance information.

On Dec. 21, the Genoa Township Police Department informed Capital Prosthetic Orthotic Center that some of the records had been recovered. Mike Riehle, a detective with the Genoa Township Police Department, did not cite the means by which they were found. The break-in remains under investigation.

Capital Prosthetic and Orthotic Center's attorney Cliff Mull said the prosthetics center believes all the missing files have been found. In a statement, the prosthetics center added it "has no evidence that the information stolen has been used for fraudulent purposes."

The break-in also affected nine other units, including those rented by Kennett Square, Pa.-based Genesis HealthCare and Jeff Rice, OD, of Zanesville-based Vision Source. A spokesperson for Genesis HealthCare said none of the organization's records were stolen. Vision Source said it's reaching out to all impacted patients.

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