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Updated: 08/22/2014 08:00:03AM

Patient ID breach concerns

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Hereā€™s what we know so far about the personal information hacked from Community Health Systems, operating in 29 states. Locally, it owns hospitals Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

The company reported on Monday that its computer network was cyberattacked in April and June 2014. Nonmedical patient identification for the last five years related to at least seven area affiliated physician practices ā€” not the hospitals ā€” was stolen. While no patient credit card information was affected, patient names, with their addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and Social Security numbers were compromised.

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