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Last updated on Monday, August 18, 2014, 4:12 pm

Sparks, Summit Clinics Not Affected By Community Health Systems Breach

Publicly traded hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee, announced in an SEC filing Monday that the personal data of about 4.5 million people was stolen by hackers from its computer network earlier this year. CHS operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, including Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, Sparks Health System in Fort Smith and its sister facility, Summit Medical Center in Van Buren. Northwest Health System of Springdale — comprised of medical centers in Bentonville, Springdale, Siloam Springs and Johnson — is also owned by CHS. Sparks and Summit spokeswoman Donna Bragg said none of the Sparks or Summit clinics were affected by the data breach reported by CHS. Northwest Health System officials did confirm, however, in a news release that some of... [ MORE ]

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