Southeast Colorado Hospital District Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Southeast Colorado Hospital District regarding its recent data breach. The Southeast Colorado Hospital District data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 1,400 individuals.


Southeast Colorado Hospital District is a full-service regional hospital serving communities in the southeastern corner of Colorado. Established in 1963, Southeast Colorado Hospital District opened to the public by 1969 with 23 acute care beds. Over time, Southeast Colorado Hospital District has expanded its patient capacity and fields of medical service to include 40 long term care center beds and a range of diagnostic and treatment services. Today, Southeast Colorado Hospital District is known for its Alzheimer’s Disease care unit and physical rehabilitation programs. Headquartered in Springfield, Colorado, Southeast Colorado Hospital District primarily serves communities within Baca County, Colorado.


On December 6, 2022, Southeast Colorado Hospital District discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Southeast Colorado Hospital District determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through an employee email account. Furthermore, Southeast Colorado Hospital District concluded that this sensitive information was accessed at various times between November 23 and December 5, 2022. On February 3, 2023, Southeast Colorado Hospital District began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information (e.g., treatment or diagnosis information)

If you received a breach notification letter from Southeast Colorado Hospital District:

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 Southeast Colorado Hospital District 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Southeast Colorado Hospital District;

  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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