Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: Celebrating birthdays today are Glynda Crook, Valerie Britt, and Lisa Chicorelli…Happy birthday, Lisa, Valerie, and Glynda!
According to numerous reports, a serious data breach has occurred that affects Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.Community Health Systemsannounced that hackers recently broke into their computers, and made off with data on 4.5 million
Community Health Systems operates 206 hospitals nationwide. Company officials state that not all were affected by the data breach.
patients nationwide. CHS operates 206 hospitals around the country, including Helena, Batesville, and Clarksdale. If you have ever been a patient at our local hospital, the hackers have your name, birthday, social security number, address, telephone number, and who knows what else. The company asserts that no credit card information or medical records were stolen. This is a serious threat to the community, so ensure that you take steps to guard against identity theft. Some reports indicated that the company is offering identity theft protection to affected patients, but there is no mention of that in the company’sannouncement.
The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors meets today at the Courthouse at 2:00. The assessment of the Real and Personal Property Rolls continues, and you can be sure that Dr. Weiner will have more information about the data breach at the hospital. If you missed his comments on the state of affairs at the hospital in our latest “One on One” segment last week, you can watch the interview on ourVideos Page.
The Coahoma Youth Outreach Newsletter is online…click hereto read the latest about the program’s acquisition of the Expo Center. An NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick competition is scheduled for Saturday at 10:00, and Americorp/Vista will hold a recruiting session tomorrow. Kudos to Ben Earnest and everyone on the CYO Board for picking up the ball and running with it, as it were!
Last night, James “Super Chikan” Johnson played atGround Zero Blues Club for a group of congressional staffers who were in town during a tour of the Delta. Frank Howell from theDelta Councilsaid that the group had seen a lot during their tour, and he wanted to make sure that they saw how we have fun, too! Members of the group took in a great show, and mingled with locals and tourists. Now, if they can just translate to their bosses in D. C. the needs of the region…
The latest EfficientGov Newsletter is out, with a list of open grant opportunities that should be of interest to many local organizations.