AMITA Health Addresses Patient Data Breach

Media Contact

Tim Nelson, System Director, Communications and Media Relations, AMITA Health

773.401.8343, Timothy.Nelson@AMITAhealth.org

AMITA Health Addresses Patient Data Breach

AMITA Health was informed of a limited patient data breach on October 1, 2021 that occurred at the AMITA Health Medical Group Primary Care Hoffman Estates office. On September 30, 2021 a group email was sent using personal email addresses. The email addresses were not sent blind carbon copy (BCC), and some of the email addresses may have included individual names.

Protecting the privacy and security of patient information entrusted to AMITA Health is very important to us. We are taking steps to assist those who were impacted by this incident and to prevent this from happening again. Notification letters of the incident have been mailed to all impacted individuals. At this time there is no indication that the information has been misused in any way.

Questions or concerns regarding this matter may be directed to Tayler Terrell, Privacy Analyst at 224.273.2823 or via email at Whitley.Terrell@AMITAhealth.org.

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About AMITA Health

AMITA Health (www.AMITAhealth.org) is a joint operating company formed by AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and St. Louis-based Ascension. AMITA Health is one of the largest health systems in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.