University of Florida Health is notifying 5,682 patients after an identity theft ring operating across the state apparently compromised patient information at a clinic, at least the second such incident for the delivery system.

The university learned from federal and state law enforcement agencies on April 11 that an employee at UF Health Pediatrics-Tower Square in Gainesville may have stolen patient names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. The employee was terminated and the investigation is ongoing.

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