The personal information of more than four and a half million patients has been compromised after a data breach at Community Health Systems. In Virginia, CHS is the parent company of Southside Regional Medical Center, Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, and the Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia. They are among 206 affiliated hospitals in 29 states.
Letters have been sent to the people affected. Hackers were able to get patient names, addresses, birthdates, phone and social security numbers according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.