Patient info taken from medical center

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Patients of a medical center in the region may have had their personal information compromised. In a statement, Mountaintop Area Medical Center in Snowshoe, Centre County said it became aware on May 24 that a former employee likely removed one of its patient listings.
The file includes names, addresses, birth dates, providers and health insurance information. The medical center is offering a free year of credit monitoring and reporting services, and for three credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on patients’ credit reports.
If you think you’ve been affected, you need to report it by  August 30 by calling 1-800-750-8893.  
Keystone Rural Health Consortia, the parent company of  Mountaintop Area Medical Center, apologized for the situation. CEO Kristi Bennardi said  the incident is being fully investigated by a security consultant and the Office of Inspector General, and  those responsible will be held accountable.

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