Data Breach Affects 1900 Patients At Local Hospital

Mason City, Iowa – Some Iowans may be at risk due to a breach in confidential information.

According to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, they’ve notified 1900 individuals of a data breach involving their health records and personal information.

In a letter to patients, they were told their protected health information may have been inappropriately access by an employee between July 2017 and July 2018.

Mercy said an internal investigation prompted the letter.  The investigation determined an employee accessed information including birth dates, addresses, medication listings and insurance information.

The employee no longer works at the hospital.