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Workers copied patient records at Florida Hospital, officials say

Records may have contained personal patient information; 2 workers terminated

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Hospital announced on Friday that two employees copied medical records that may have contained personal patient information.

Hospital officials said they were notified on May 2 of the investigation into the printing of Florida Hospital facesheets, which may have contained patients' names, addresses, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, emergency contact information, health insurance information and physician names and diagnosis. 

Officials said the incident occurred between January 2012 and May 2014. It's not clear how many patients are affected.

"Because giving notice to patients could have impeded law enforcement's investigation, at their instruction, we were under a 'law enforcement delay' and unable to notify patients until today," officials said in a release.

The employees involved in the incident were terminated. Their names were not immediately released.

Hospital officials said they have no evidence that any patient's personal information was misused, but are offering patient identity theft protection.

For more information, visit https://www.floridahospital.com/privacy-disclosure.