by Tracy Crockett
A hospital laptop storing confidential information is missing. The computer was stolen from the Salina Regional Health Center Earlier this month,now, the hospital is warning patients that someone could have access to their name...social security number and patient information.
It happened in an office in the Santa Fe Medical Plaza. That's where a laptop computer containing personal information was stolen.
According to Beth Vinson of Salina Regional "it could be name, history, social security numbers."
Patients of Veridian Behavioral in Salina received a letter notifying them of the potential risk involved.
"We were a little concerned obviously, what we did was we contacted the Salina Police Department immediately since this was a criminal intent," Vinson says.
The letter issued to patients states to protect yourself from fraud you need to order a credit report and establish a fraud alert.