Pembina County Memorial Hospital Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Pembina County Memorial Hospital (“PCMH”) regarding its recent data breach. The PCMH data breach involved personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 20,000 individuals.


PCMH is a healthcare provider based in North Dakota. Founded in 1953, PCMH’s mission is to provide a family centered approach to the delivery of health services and to promote a healthy lifestyle to the patients it serves.3 Today, the services offered by PCMH include family medicine, surgery, acute care, emergency services, cardiac rehabilitation, chemotherapy/infusion services, nutrition services, and laboratory services. Located in Cavalier, North Dakota, PCMH employs over 50 individuals.


On March 4, 2024, PCMH discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, PCMH determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed this sensitive information beginning on March 7, 2023. On March 25, 2024, PCMH began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Driver’s license and/or government ID number
  • Vehicle identification number
  • Passport number
  • Financial information (e.g., account number, credit and/or debit card number)
  • Medical record number
  • Patient ID account number
  • Medical and/or health information

If you received a breach notification letter from Pembina County Memorial Hospital:

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 PCMH 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Pembina County Memorial Hospital:
  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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