Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
ProMedica Bay Park Hospital is individually notifying 594 patients regarding a breach of protected health information.
On April 2, Bay Park Hospital discovered that between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014, an employee accessed the records of patients that the employee was not directly treating without a valid business reason. An investigation found the information the employee accessed may have included full name, date of birth, diagnosis, hospital visit number, medical record number, attending physician, medications and other clinical information.
Based on its records, ProMedica says it does not believe the information accessed by the employee contained any financial information, including Social Security numbers, or that the employee intended to retain any viewed information.
Bay Park Hospital says it values patient privacy and deeply regrets that this incident occurred. Patients impacted will receive individual letters containing further details including a complimentary one-year membership of identity theft protection services.
Additional steps impacted patients can take to help reduce the chances of identity theft include placing a 90-fraud alert and a security freeze on their credit file, ordering free annual credit reports from www.annualcreditreport.com and carefully reviewing credit reports and bank, credit card and other account statements.
Patients who do not receive letters and feel they may have been impacted, or patients who have more questions, can e-mail email@example.com.
According to ProMedica, protecting patient privacy is of the upmost importance at Bay Park Hospital. Once they discovered the breach, ProMedica says it immediately deactivated the employee's access to patient information and the individual is no longer employed by ProMedica.
Bay Park Hospital is taking precautions to prevent any further health information breaches. This includes additional training for employees to ensure they understand and follow patient information access policies.
ProMedica representatives released the following statement:
"ProMedica Bay Park Hospital values patient privacy and deeply regrets that this incident occurred. The hospital is taking this matter very seriously. ProMedica immediately deactivated the employee's access to patient information and the individual is no longer employed by ProMedica. ProMedica Bay Park Hospital has completed an internal investigation and is taking precautions to prevent any further health information breaches. This includes additional training for employees to ensure they understand and follow patient information access policies."
The breach has been reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.