74.9 F
Cruz Bay
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesBreak-in Did Not Breach Confidential Records

Break-in Did Not Breach Confidential Records

Aug. 29, 2005 – Health Commissioner Darlene Carty was anxious Monday to assure the public that a break-in last week at the STD/HIV/TB Clinic on St. Thomas did not compromise any of the clinic's client records.
A release sent from the Health Department said, though computer equipment was taken in the burglary, no client records were kept in the computers.
"There were no patient files kept on the computer as our computers are linked to our MIS Department network and information saved in clinic profiles, not on computer hard drives,"Carty is quoted as saying in the release.
An alarm was tripped at 9:01 p.m. and police, along with clinic director Dr. Gayann Hall, were notified. When police officers went to the scene a few minutes later they found nothing "amiss," the release said.
A security was also on duty at the Knud Hansen complex, where the clinic is located.
Clinic employees found evidence of the break-in the next morning. The police were then called in to investigate. Though the break-in took place Tuesday, Aug. 23 the release was dated Aug. 26 and not sent until Aug. 29.
Eunice Bedminster, Health Department spokeswoman speaking from off-island, said the only reason a release was sent at all was because of broadcast reports suggesting that confidential information might have been compromised in the break-in. She said the department would normally have referred inquiries to the police.

Back Talk

Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.



JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,557FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more