Four community hospitals in Massachusetts and their associated pathology practices are investigating major breaches after tens of thousands of paper pathology records were found at a recycling station by a Boston Globe photographer who was dropping off his trash.

The hospitals are Carney Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Milford Regional Medical Center and Milton Hospital. The records were dumped by the former owner of a billing company who sold the company around June 1, with the new owner retaining only records from 2010, according to the newspaper.

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