Community Health Systems Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Community Health Systems, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Community Health Systems data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to approximately 1,000,000 individuals.


Community Health Systems is one of the United States’ largest healthcare providers. Accordingly, Community Health Systems specializes in offering general hospital healthcare services, operating 79 acute-care hospitals and more than 1,000 other medical facilities, including physician offices, diagnostic imaging centers, cancer care clinics, and more. Since its founding in 1985, Community Health Systems has dramatically expanded through the construction and purchase of various hospitals and clinics, acquiring and merging with several other healthcare providers along the way. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Community Health Systems offers its services throughout 16 states. Community Health Systems employs over 10,000 individuals and manages an annual revenue of more than $12.3 billion.


Recently, Fortra, LLC, a vendor that provides file transfer software for Community Health Systems, 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, Community Health Systems and Fortra determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. Although much information remains unknown, Community Health Systems reported notice of its data breach to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on February 13, 2023.

If you are a current or former patient of Community Health Systems:

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 Community Health Systems 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 services provided by Community Health Systems, Inc.;
  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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