Possible Abuse of Credit Card Details Affects 1,500 Baptist Health Patients

A former worker at Baptist Health’s West Kendall Baptist Hospital based  in Miami, FL illegally obtained the credit card details of patients and used the information to complete fraudulent transactions.

The misuse of credit cards was identified by Baptist Health on March 9, 2018 and the matter was then made known to Miami-Dade law enforcement and the employee was removed from their position.

Baptist Health has not made it known exactly how many patients have been confirmed to have been impacted by the staff worker, although 1,480 patients have received breach notification letters to make them aware of the possibility that their credit card details may have been illegally obtained.

Any individual who bought medical services using a credit card with the registration employee in question between August 2014 and March 2018 may have had their name, date of birth, and credit card details stolen and used, illegally, to complete fraudulent transactions.

As a an abundance of caution, the 1,480 patients have been offered identity theft protection and credit monitoring services for a period of 12 months for free and have been advised to keep a close eye on their credit card statements carefully for any unauthorized activity

Baptist Health is looking into further options to further secure patient health information from any further breaches of this nature.

Author: Maria Perez