Northwest Community notifies patients of R-C Healthcare breach

It may seem like old news to you by now, but some patients affected by a third-party breach at R-C Healthcare are first finding out about it now.

As reported previously on this site, R-C Healthcare had been notified by Bon Secours on June 14 that files with 655,000 of its patients’ records were exposed. The exposure was the result of an error made in resetting network settings sometime between April 18 – 21. On August 12, Bon Secours disclosed the incident.

On September 7,  CHI Franciscan Health Highline Medical Center in Washington also notified their patients of the incident, saying they were informed by R-C Healthcare on July 22.

Now Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights is notifying 550  patients. They say they were first notified by R-C Healthcare on August 1.

 

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