It’s notifying the patients whose information was contained in the accounts. The information exposed included names, medical record numbers, unique Wellstar account numbers, and laboratory information, the statement said. The exposed information did not include Social Security numbers or financial information, it added.
Wellstar bills itself as one of the state’s largest healthcare systems with 11 hospitals; more than 300 medical office locations; 9 cancer centers; 74 rehabilitation centers; 3 hospice facilities; 1 retirement village; 34 imaging centers; 17 urgent care locations; and 5 health parks.
Wellstar announced Wednesday that it will close the emergency department and hospital beds at its hospital in East Point, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center South, in May. The facility will instead become a 24-hour clinic for urgent care and rehabilitative services.
The hospital, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center South, currently has the only ER within Fulton County south of I-20.