8 hospitals, health systems hit by ransomware attacks

Over the past two months, ransomware attacks have caused hospitals and health systems to divert patients and even shut down in some instances.

Below is a list of the hospitals that have recently been targets of ransomware attacks:

1. All three Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health System hospitals were temporarily closed to new patients due to a targeted Oct. 1 ransomware attack.

2. Wood Ranch Medical announced Sept. 18 that it will close in December after a ransomware attack caused the Simi Valley, Calif.-based medical clinic to lose all access to its patients' medical records.

3. Omaha, Neb.-based CHI Health Lakeside Hospital announced Sept. 27 it was hit by a ransomware attack that may have exposed patients' protected health information.

4. Rowlett, Texas-based Berry Family Services, which provides health services to people with disabilities, was hit with a ransomware attack July 10 that barred providers from accessing computer systems.

5. Gillette, Wyo.-based Campbell County Health suspended new inpatient admissions and canceled some surgeries Sept. 20 due to a ransomware attack, according to a news release on the health system's website.

6. Pleasant Grove, Utah-based Premier Family Medicine alerted 320,000 patients that their health information may have been exposed in a ransomware attack.

7. The computer systems for Youngstown, Ohio-based Eye Care Associates remain locked following a July 28 ransomware attack.

8. Aberdeen, Wash.-based Grays Harbor Community Hospital notified around 85,000 patients of a June 15 ransomware attack on its systems that may have exposed patients' personal and medical information.

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