WELLSVILLE, N.Y. — The parent of Jones Memorial Hospital will pay a $3 million settlement to the federal government following security breaches in 2015 and 2017.

The University of Rochester Medical Center agreed to the settlement with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and to take corrective actions to settle potential privacy and security rule violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

CORRECTION:  Our original story that aired on Channel 2 at 5:30pm incorrectly state that Jones Memorial Hospital was responsible for patient privacy breaches that led to the $3 million settlement.  It was actually The University of Rochester Medical Center that was required to pay a $3 million settlement to the federal government following security breaches in 2015 and 2017.  We apologize for any confusion. 

URMC, one of the state's largest health care systems, includes Strong Memorial Hospital and several other hospitals, as well as schools of medical and dentistry. Jones Memorial in Wellsville joined the system in 2015.  You can read the full story on Buffalo Business First's website

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