(WXYZ) - Earlier today, DMC Harper University Hospital in Detroit released a statement saying they sent out letters to 1,087 patients to inform them that documents with their personal information were found with a former hospital worker.
The documents contained personal heath information like name, date of birth, reason for patient's visit and-- in some cases-- social security numbers.
We're told the documents were discovered during an identify theft investigation.
DMC officials say as soon as they were notified of the breach by police, the hospital immediately revoked the employee's access to computer system and all of the Detroit Medical center hospitals.
The West Bloomfield Police Department says they are investigating the breach of personal or medical record data from one or more metro Detroit area health care systems.
The department says they are partnering with local and federal agencies regarding the investigation.
In the meantime, the hospital is offering all of those patients credit monitoring free of cost. Patients are encouraged to call 855-830-9731 if they have any further questions.