Culbertson Memorial Hospital Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital, which does business as Culbertson Memorial Hospital, regarding its recent data breach. The Culbertson Memorial Hospital data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an unknown number of current and former patients and employees.


Culbertson Memorial Hospital is full-service critical access hospital located in Rushville, Illinois. Founded in 1921, Culbertson Memorial Hospital is a 22-bed hospital that employs more than 200 staff members. Serving residents of Schuyler, Brown, Cass, and southern Fulton counties, Culbertson Memorial Hospital offers surgical, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, imaging, laboratory, and therapy services as well as a 24-hour emergency department. Additionally, Culbertson Memorial Hospital operates multiple outpatient specialty clinics and family practices in Astoria, Beardstown, Rushville, and Table Grove, Illinois, including Community Medical Clinic Astoria, Rushville Family Practice, and Elmer Hugh Taylor Clinic.


On March 30, 2023, Culbertson Memorial Hospital experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Culbertson Memorial Hospital determined that an unauthorized actor may have gained access to this sensitive information between March 27 and March 30, 2023. On May 8, 2023, Culbertson Memorial Hospital post a notice of the data breach on its website, which states it intends to mail notification letters directly to impacted individuals once its investigation is complete. The type of information exposed may include:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Medical information (e.g., medical diagnosis and treatment information)
  • Health insurance information
  • Financial account information

If you are a current or former patient or employee of Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital:

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 Culbertson Memorial Hospital data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Sarah D. Culberson Memorial Hospital;
  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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