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Boulder Community Health looking into third breach of stolen patient records

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BOULDER, Colo. — For the third time since 2008, patient records have been stolen from Boulder Community Health.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports at least nine patients had copies of their records stolen and mailed to them. At least two of the patients also received letters saying the records were mailed “to demonstrate the easy access the hospital and their partners provide to some with bad motives.”

Hospital spokesman Rich Sheehan said the hospital first learned of the breach Monday evening, and as of Wednesday knew only that the letters include records from clinic sites on the main Foothills campus and the Riverbend Office Park adjacent to it.

According to a statement released to the Daily Camera, the hospital will with with the Boulder Police Department on the breach.

“Our immediate goal is to determine the scope of this situation,” the statement read. “We will work with any affected clinics to assess the impact on their patients and provide support to affected individuals.”

The hospital — previously known as Boulder Community Hospital until a name change last month — is asking anyone else who thinks their records might have been stolen to call its legal office at 303-440-2342.