Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Women and Infants Hospital Loses New Bedford, Providence Records


Providence-based Women and Infants Hospital is alerting patients from Providence and New Bedford that some records containing personal information have gone missing.

In a statement, the hospital states unencrypted backup tapes containing ultrasound images, patient names and in some cases social security numbers went missing from the hospital’s two ambulatory sites in Providence and New Bedford.

At the New Bedford walk-in site on Brigham Street, backup tapes dating from 2002-2007 have disappeared, with Providence tapes from 1993-97 also not being accounted for.

Hospital officials say they do not believe the personal records are being accessed for personal gain, and they may have been accidentally destroyed.

As a precaution, the hospital is providing affected patients with free credit monitoring services.

If you believe you are affected but do not receive a letter by November 23rd, please call 1-877-810-7928, Monday through Friday from 9am to 9pm.

Best of WBSM

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 1420 Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 1420 Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.