Regional Medical Center at Memphis, known as The MED, is notifying nearly 1,200 patients of a breach of protected health information that includes Social Security numbers, reports WREG, the local CBS affiliate.

The hospital learned on March 15 of three unsecured emails with attachments containing PHI that were sent out last Oct. 29, Nov. 1 and Feb. 4 in what is believed to be an “innocent employee mistake,” according to a public notice. The emails contained information on nearly 1,200 outpatient physical therapy patients treated between May 1, 2012 and Jan. 31, 2013.

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