Ernest Health Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Ernest Health regarding its recent data breach. The Ernest Health data breach involved personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Ernest Health is a is a network of 36 rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospitals based in Texas. Founded in 2004, Ernest Health hospitals see patients who are often recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses, or from chronic or complex medical conditions.2 Today, Ernest Health hospitals share information, knowledge, and resources — so they can continually evaluate and improve the delivery of care to their patients.2 Headquartered in Mesquite, Texas, Ernest Health hospitals are located throughout the United States in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming and employs over 1,000 individuals.


Recently, Ernest Health discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which personal identifiable information relating to multiple entities within its network of hospitals may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Ernest Health determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed this sensitive information between January 16, 2024, and February 4, 2024. As a result, Ernest Health began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license information
  • Medical record information

The following hospitals, which are owned by Ernest Health, filed separate breach notifications:

  • Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico
  • Denver Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Northern Idaho Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Northern Utah Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico
  • Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest
  • Summa Rehabilitation Hospital 
  • Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock

If you received a breach notification letter from Ernest Health or one of its hospitals:

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 Ernest Health 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 Ernest Health:
  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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