Dean Health System and St. Mary's Hospital sent letters to 3,288 of their surgical patients on Saturday telling them their data was compromised when a laptop was stolen from a doctor's home last month, reports the Wisconsin State Journal. The doctor put the patient information on her personal computer against hospital policy, said a Dean spokeswoman. According to the spokeswoman, the data did not include Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers or financial information. The organizations are offering affected patients a free year of identity theft service and up to $20,000 in reimbursements for expenses from resolving any ID theft issues, states the report.
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