Weslaco hospital: patient data potentially compromised 

Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is notifying patients their information may have been compromised, according to a news release the hospital sent Monday.

The hospital’s investigation, which included a third-party forensic firm, found that some employees’ email accounts were compromised in October 2018, the news release stated.

Some emails included patient data, including names, dates of birth, health insurance info, patient-care info, social security numbers and driver’s licenses numbers, according to the news release.

Patients will receive letters from the hospital about the breach and should review statements from health insurers. If they notice charges from services not rendered, they are advised to contact the insurer immediately.

The hospital is offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services to patients with compromised social security and driver’s license numbers.

For additional information, patients can call 1-866-340-0318 or visit http://www.ernesthealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/NoticeToOurPatients.pdf.