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$5M Settlement in Massive Hospital Data Breach

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Community Health Systems Inc. is to pay $5 million to 27 states after a massive data breach in August 2014 that impacted approximately 6.1 million patients nationwide, including 75,597 consumers from West Virginia.

West Virginia Attorney General Morrisey made the announcement Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.

According to the official Community Health Systems Inc. website. The Tennessee-based company maintains control over just 92 hospitals, including Greenbrier Valley Medical Center of Ronceverte and Plateau Medical Center of Oak Hill.

At the time of the breach, CHS owned, leased or operated 206 affiliated hospitals, including five West Virginia entities – Oak Hill Clinic Corp., Oak Hill Hospital Corp., Bluefield Clinic Company LLC, Greenbrier Valley Anesthesia LLC, Greenbrier Valley Emergency Physicians and Ronceverte Physician Group.

Read the source article at WBOY 12 News

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