Redwood Regional Medical Group - 12/06/2014

A thumb drive containing 33,702 patient records was stolen from the Redwood Regional Medical Group in Santa Rosa California. An employee placed the thumb drive in a "zipped container in an unlocked locker", where the drive was stolen.The information contained on the device included patients' first and last names, gender, medical record numbers, date of birth, date and time of service, area of body X-rayed, the X-ray technologist's name and the radiation level required to produce the X-ray. No other images such as MRI's or mammograms were stored on the device. The medical center was taken over by St. Joseph Health on April 1st. The records were backed up to the drive as a precaution while they were being moved to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital's electronic medical records system.