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Atlantic General Hospital Fully Operational Following Cybersecurity Event

Atlantic General Hospital Fully Operational Following Cybersecurity Event

Atlantic General Hospital officials confirmed today that their outpatient walk-in lab and outpatient imaging department are open and fully operational.

The hospital experienced a ransomware incident on January 29, with limited interruption to patient care. Hospital leadership was alerted to the event when the organization began experiencing technical difficulties, resulting in a disruption to certain computer systems. Since the onset of the event, hospital officials have worked with forensic investigators and their cybersecurity consultants to assess the overall impact of the event and restore all network systems.

Throughout the event the hospital continued to safely provide care for inpatients, those in need of emergency services, patients in the primary care and specialty offices through the Atlantic General Health System and those in other ancillary locations such as the wound center, cancer center and behavioral health crisis center, and conduct elective and emergency surgeries using downtime procedures.

Operations were affected in the organization’s outpatient walk-in lab and imaging departments during the incident, however, as of Monday, January 13, both areas are once again open and fully operational.

AGH leadership continues to work with their incident response specialists and reported the event to the FBI. Collaboratively, they are actively investigating to determine whether any sensitive data may have been impacted. At the time of this release the investigation is ongoing.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines compassion and expertise with the latest in technology and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, cares for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit