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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Jackson Health System launched an investigation after they say a “rogue” hospital employee may have stolen confidential patient information.

The company released a statement on the matter Tuesday afternoon, saying in part, “Jackson Health System has launched a full investigation and is cooperating with law enforcement agencies regarding a rogue hospital employee who may have stolen confidential patient information including names, birthdates, social security numbers, and home addresses over the last five years.” 

That employee has been placed on administrative leave and all of her access to the Jackson systems, facilities and patient information has been revoked.

In the statement, they continue to say, “We are already in the process of acquiring and implementing a more robust security system to monitor access to patient records.

Any allegations about a breach in security and patient privacy are taken extremely seriously. Jackson Health System continually educates all employees on privacy rules and regulations and has zero tolerance for violations.” 

The company says any patient whose personal information was accessed will be notified and offered free credit monitoring services.

Patients wanting to get more information about the breach can send an email  to privacyprotection@jhsmiami.org.

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