Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Singing River Health System and its subsidiary, Singing River Gulfport, regarding its recent data breach. The Singing River Health System data breach may have involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT SINGING RIVER HEALTH SYSTEM:
Singing River Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that serves the Mississippi Gulf Coast region in the United States. As a health care organization, Singing River Health System offers patients comprehensive healthcare, including emergency services, vascular services, cancer care, women’s and children’s services, hospice and home care, behavioral health services, and other healthcare services. As one of the largest employers in the region, Singing River Health System operates three main hospital campuses: Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, Singer River Gulfport, and Ocean Springs Hospital. Founded in 1931, Singing River Health System employs more than 3,500 individuals and is headquartered in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
On August 19, 2023, Singing River Health System discovered that it had experienced a data incident that impacted its systems. Through its investigation, Singing River Health System determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired certain information from the impacted systems. On October 18, 2023, Singing River Health System notified the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“HHS”) of the incident. Though much information is still not known about the Singing River Health System breach, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ reporting guidelines require entities to report data breaches when they involve protected health information. Therefore, it is likely that the Singing River Health System breach included protected health information.
If you believe you may have been impacted by or if you received a breach notification letter from Singing River Health System:
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 Singing River Health System 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 Singing River Health System;
- 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.