Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine of Southwest Florida – Notice of Privacy Event Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine of Southwest Florida (“Coastal”) is announcing a recent security event related to certain current or former Coastal patients. Although Coastal is unaware of any identity theft or fraud occurring as a result of this event, Coastal is providing information about the event, steps taken since discovering the event, and resources available to individuals to help protect their information from possible misuse, should they feel it is appropriate to do so.
What Happened? On or around June 11, 2023, Coastal became aware of suspicious activity affecting certain systems within its network. Coastal immediately launched an investigation to confirm the full nature and scope of the activity. The investigation determined there was unauthorized access to Coastal’s network, likely between June 6, 2023 and June 11, 2023, and that certain files and folders within the network were taken without authorization. Coastal’s investigation to determine the information that may have been present in the potentially affected files is ongoing. Coastal will send letters, where possible, to affected individuals identified through the review process, and is also posting this notice on its website.
What Information Was Affected? The investigation into the affected information is ongoing. The information potentially affected may include a combination of certain individuals’ names, Social Security numbers, patient identification numbers, medical record numbers, diagnosis information, other medical information, addresses, driver’s license number, health insurance information, financial account information, and dates of birth.
What Coastal is Doing. Coastal takes this event and the security of information in its care very seriously. Upon becoming aware of this event, Coastal promptly commenced an investigation to confirm the nature and scope of this event. This investigation and response included confirming the security of its systems, reviewing the contents of relevant data for personal information, and investigating to determine the information that may be involved. Coastal also notified federal law enforcement. As part of Coastal’s ongoing commitment to the privacy of information in their care, Coastal is reviewing its policies, procedure and processes to reduce the likelihood of a similar future event. Coastal will also notify applicable regulatory authorities where necessary.
What You Can Do. Coastal Orthopedics sincerely regrets any inconvenience this event may have caused potentially involved current or former Coastal Orthopedics patients. Coastal Orthopedics will provide notice of this event to all individuals whose personal information was involved, along with information and steps potentially impacted individuals can take to better protect their information.
For More Information. If you have additional questions, you may contact Coastal toll-free at 888-755-2477, online at https://coastalorthopedics.com/, or by mail at 8000 SR 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34212.