Ascension Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Ascension Seton regarding its recent data breach. The Ascension Seton data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 17,000 individuals.


Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization that is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. Accordingly, Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Founded in 1999, Ascension has become one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the country. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri Ascension operates more than 2,600 sites of care, including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities in 21 states and D.C. Ascension Seton is headquartered in Austin, Texas.


Recently, Ascension Seton 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, Ascension Seton determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between March 1 and March 2, 2023 through two legacy websites— and On June 6, 2023, Ascension Seton issued a statement stating its legacy websites were breached earlier this year. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Address
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information
  • Financial information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card)

If you received are a current or former patient of Ascension Seton:

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 Ascension Seton 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 Ascension Seton;
  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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