Sensitive Medical Records and Other Confidential Medical Documents Dumped at a Church Yard - Tennessee
Posted Jun 08 2010 2:59pm
All in all your just another record in the wall it seems. This is series of events on how this happened. I guess they figured if they dumped the material at a church it was a safe dumping ground?
A company comes in from Maryland, buys the assets after the healthcare agency filed bankruptcy, but they hired the employees from the company. The owner of the now bankrupt company stated the documents were left in the hands of a former physician and Impulse Monitoring, so here we go, who did it and who’s going to accept the blame here. We keep hearing about patient record dumping and also in the stack were checks, patient statements, you name it. We need public shredders soon I believe. Put them at gas stations maybe? BD
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thousands of patient records, surgery information, Social Security numbers and bank information were found dumped behind a Nashville Church.
The discovery was made Monday morning at the Nashville Center Point Church of the Nazarene off 54th Avenue. A homeless man said he saw someone in a pickup truck do donuts in the church parking lot around 9:00 p.m. Sunday, before dumping the documents in the backyard of the church.
The documents came from the now defunct and bankrupt Nursing Visioned Medical Services group, which once set up shop in Hendersonville. NVMS used to provide neurophysiological monitoring services for thousands of medical centers and patients across the Southeast. They also had a LLC in North Carolina.
Court documents show NVMS owner Sean McCracken filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in March 2008 before finally filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2009.
Maryland-based Impulse Monitoring, Inc. bought the assets to NVMS last year when they filed bankruptcy. They said they are not responsible for the patient information because the services NVMS provided were one-time services. Impulse said they are concerned with the compromised private information of employees, most of whom they hired when they bought the assets in 2009.