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Patient data stolen from Temple Community Hospital

August 31, 2012 |  3:38 pm

Temple Community Hospital in Los Angeles is warning about 600 patients that their personal and medical information was taken earlier this summer.

The theft occurred in early July, when someone stole a computer from a locked office in the radiology department, hospital staff announced Friday. The computer contained CT scans of patients, their names, the reason for the scans and the patients' hospital account numbers. The data included scans that occurred between Jan. 1 and July 2. The hospital has back-up copies of the scans.

Hospital officials assured patients that their financial information, Social Security numbers and personal contact information was not on the computer. Patients who have further questions can contact the hospital at (888) 633-6122.

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