8 hospitals, health systems hit by ransomware attacks

Mackenzie Garrity - Print  | 

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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