Catawba Valley Health System Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Catawba Valley Health System regarding its recent data breach. The Catawba Valley Health System data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Catawba Valley Health System is a healthcare provider based in North Carolina. As a general community hospital, Catawba Valley Health System offers a variety of services, including emergency services, cancer care, imaging, cardiology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, surgery, and maternity. Additionally, Catawba valley Health System offers patients more generalized care, such as regular checkups as well as psychiatric and phycological services. Headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina, Catawba Valley Health System was founded in 1968 and employs over 1,000 individuals.


On May 31, 2023, Catawba Valley Health System’s vendor, Nuance Communications, discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Nuance Communications determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file sharing platform between May 28 and 29, 2023. On September 22, 2023, Nuance Communications began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information
  • Demographic information

If you received a breach notification letter from Catawba Valley Health System or Nuance Communications, Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Catawba Valley Health System data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in free credit monitoring service provided by Catawba Valley Health System or Nuance Communications, Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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