Lexington VA Medical Center officials said Wednesday that information on approximately 1,900 veterans might have been compromised because an employee took home patient data on his laptop computer.
The information included names, the last four digits of Social Security numbers, dates of birth and medical diagnoses.
DeWayne Hamlin, director of the medical center, called the breach "an isolated act by one employee."
"We do not believe the information was used maliciously by this employee or anyone else," he said.
The medical center said that veterans whose personal information was involved have been notified and offered credit protection services.
Veterans and family members with questions are asked to call Christian Loftus, the Lexington VA Medical Center privacy officer, at (859)233-4511, Ext. 4200.