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Pennsylvania hospitals report security breaches in newborn-care areas

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 29, 2008
Some hospitals in Southeastern and South Central Pennsylvania have had security breaches in their newborn-care units, and an e-mail alert has been sent to hospitals by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. The warning, which also was posted on the association's Web site, noted that at one hospital, an obstetrician's white lab coat, identification, stethoscope, and prescription pad were stolen. A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Health Department would not specify the number of incidents or hospitals involved in the security breaches.