Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating McPherson Hospital, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The McPherson Center for Health data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 19,000 individuals.
ABOUT MCPHERSON CENTER FOR HEALTH:
McPherson Center for Health is a medical facility offering hospital, clinic, rehabilitation, and wellness services. As a hospital and clinic, McPherson Center for Health specializes in physical and occupational therapy as well as respiratory care, speech therapy, and surgery. Founded in 1898, the McPherson Center for Health began when Dr. John Crawford Hall opened a small sanitarium in McPherson. Today, McPherson Center for Health has grown into a hospital equipped with a 52-bed geriatric wing and emergency department as well as surgery center and radiology department. Headquartered in McPherson, Kansas, McPherson Center for Health has approximately 3,800 employees.
On March 15, 2023, McPherson Center for Health 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, McPherson Center for Health determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on July 12, 2022. On May 4, 2023, McPherson Center for Health began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Medical record number
- Health insurance information
- Medical billing information
If you received a breach notification letter from McPherson Hospital, Inc.:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the McPherson Center for Health data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by McPherson Hospital, Inc.;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.