Potential ID Theft at Two Low Country Hospitals

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - Patients at two Low Country hospitals could be victims of identity theft. Officials say an employee with Tenet Healthcare Corporation, which owns Hilton Head Regional Medical Center and Coastal Carolina Medical Center, stole the private information of about 90 patients.

Tenet has notified them, along with the 37,000 other patients whom this might have affected, giving them each steps to protect their identity and credit.

Any patients who believe their personal information has been used to open credit cards or other credit accounts should call 800.553.6106.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com