Southern Ohio Medical Center Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Southern Ohio Medical Center regarding its recent breach. The Southern Ohio Medical Center data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information of over 15,000 patients.


Southern Ohio Medical Center is a 248-bed hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio. Southern Ohio Medical Center has over 3,000 employees and over 260 physicians and specialists.


On November 11, 2021, Southern Ohio Medical Center discovered it was the victim of a cyberattack that impacted its internal systems. In response, Southern Ohio Medical Center investigated the incident with third-party specialists to determine its nature and scope. The investigation determined that some of Southern Ohio Medical Center’s systems “were subject to unauthorized” access between November 10 and 11, 2021. During this time, an unauthorized actor accessed and “potentially obtained” certain files.

Southern Ohio Medical Center reviewed those files and determined they contained sensitive personal information. The impacted information varied by individual, but the type of information potentially exposed include:

  • Name;
  • Social Security number;
  • Treatment or diagnosis information;
  • Health insurance information;
  • Date of birth;
  • Passport number;
  • U.S. Alien Registration number; and
  • Employer ID number.

If you are a current or former patient of Southern Ohio Medical Center:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Southern Ohio Medical Center data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Illinois Southern Ohio Medical Center;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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