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Mercy Health owner says patient, donor data compromised in cyberattack

Posted at 10:28 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 22:29:20-04

LIVONIA, Mich. — Trinity Health patients’ information may have been compromised after the company experienced a data breach of its donor database back-up files.

The company, which owns Mercy Health, says some combination of the following patient and donor information may have been accessible:

  • full name
  • address
  • phone numbers
  • email
  • most recent donation date
  • date of birth
  • age
  • inpatient/outpatient status
  • dates of service
  • hospital location
  • patient room number
  • physician name
  • donor relation to patient
  • patient discharge status
  • patient insurance
  • patient department of service

Those who were affected are being notified.

The philanthropy database vendor, Blackbaud, notified Trinity Health on July 16 about the data security incident, which it says happened between April 18 and May 16.

“Upon receiving this notice, Trinity Health took immediate steps to begin its own investigation to determine what, if any, sensitive Trinity Health data was potentially impacted,” the company said in a statement. “Please note that this attack did not occur within the information systems of Trinity Health or any affiliated ministry.”