Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, a seven-hospital system based in Suffolk, Va., has announced that they are proactively contacting former patients via letters on behalf of Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital to inform them of an electronic medical records security breach.

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, a seven-hospital system based in Suffolk, Va., has announced that they are proactively contacting former patients via letters on behalf of Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital to inform them of an electronic medical records security breach.

The security breach, which occurred between April 2012 and April 2013, has potentially compromised the records of 5,000 patients, Lynne Zultanky, administrative director, marketing and public relations of the health system, said in a statement to The Daily Press in Virginia.

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Source: Virginia Health System Acknowledges Data Breach