July 11, 2023: HCA Healthcare, a prominent hospital operator, has reported a data breach that resulted in the leak of certain patient-related information on an online forum. The leaked data, which did not include payment and clinical information, encompassed patient names and contact details. The breach originated from an external storage system for automating email message formatting. HCA has promptly informed law enforcement about the incident and is cooperating in the investigation.
The company has assured stakeholders that the breach is not expected to significantly impact its business, operations, or financial results. However, HCA Healthcare has not provided further details or commented on the incident.