Last Friday, an opinion column on hospitals and social media incorrectly stated that Southcoast Hospital tweeted daily updates on disaster victims’ conditions, or if discharged, their treatments, also including patient information like phone numbers. Southcoast Hospital tweeted information aggregated from 120 patients to keep the community updated on the event and the type of injuries that were treated. They never tweeted information on individual patients, which would be a violation of federal and state privacy laws.