TAMPA, Florida (TodayNews) – HCA Healthcare, the parent company of HCA Florida, recently reported a data breach affecting 11 million patients.
In a statement released on Monday, the Nashville-based company announced that more than a hundred Florida clinics and hospitals were affected by the hack.
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HCA Healthcare said that “an unknown and unauthorized party on an online forum” gained access to patient names, their email, phone numbers, addresses, birth dates, and patient appointment dates and locations.
According to the HCA, sensitive patient information such as credit card and account numbers or social security numbers were not compromised during the hack.
Affected hospitals in the Tampa Bay area are listed below:
- HCA Florida Brandon Hospital
- HCA Florida Largo Hospital
- HCA Hospital Florida Northside
- HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital
- Florida South Shore Hospital HCA
- HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital
- Florida HCA Hospital in St. Petersburg
- Trinity Hospital Florida HCA
- HCA Hospital Florida West Tampa
The affected medical clinics in the Tampa Bay area are listed below:
- Surgical Specialists HCA Florida Brandon
- Florida Heart Institute HCA
- Largo Family Care
- Orthopedic Specialists HCA Florida Largo
- HCA Florida St. Petersburg Family Care
For more information or to see a full list of affected properties in Florida, visit here.
To protect patient information, HCA will offer credit monitoring and identity protection services where appropriate. In the meantime, however, the company urges patients to remain vigilant for calls, emails, or SMS messages that appear to be spam or fraudulent.
Any patient who receives a billing, balance, or payment reminder message that may be fraudulent can call 844-608-1803 and HCA will verify the message is legitimate.