Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Healthcare
  • Entity Name: Columbus Regional Healthcare System
  • Street Address: 500 Jefferson Street
  • City: Whiteville
  • State, or Country if outside the US: North Carolina
  • Zip Code: 28472

Submitted By

  • Name: Nicholas Kurk
  • Title: Member
  • Firm name (if different than entity): McDonald Hopkins
  • Telephone Number: 312.642.6738
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Privacy Counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 132887
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 1
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified: No
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 5/19/2023-5/21/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 12/28/2023
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 01/19/2024
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: SSN_Source_R2_Redacted_33112187v1.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications: N/A
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: 12 months Experian IdentityWorksSM Credit 3B if SSN affected