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Local Hospitals Say Texoma Patients May Not Be Impacted By Security Breach


While millions of patients across the country could be impacted by a security breach at hospitals, two local hospitals in the Texoma area associated with that company say their patients should not be impacted.

Community Health Systems announced the breach Monday.  The organization operates 206 hospitals in 29 states across the country including Integris Marshall County Medical Center in Madill and The Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant.   

According to a spokesperson for MCSO in Durant, their system wasn't integrated with the national Community Health System's data until after the alleged hacking.

We've left a message with officials at Integris Marshall County and are waiting for a response.

Community Health Systems says hackers in China have stolen data on four-point-five-million patients.

The breach happened sometime in April and June this year.
The hackers accessed patients' names, social security numbers, addresses and phone numbers.
Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years is affected.
People who were referred there by a doctor are also impacted.
The large data breach puts these people at heightened risk of identity fraud.
For a complete list of Hospitals within Community Health Systems click on the link