KINGSTON, N.Y. – Patients are being moved from HealthAlliance Hospital after a cyberattack that is under investigation by law enforcement, according to Westchester Medical Center Health Network, the owner of HealthAlliance.
“HealthAlliance Hospital, Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center experienced a cyberattack that has impacted our IT systems,” the company said in a statement on Thursday afternoon after an inquiry from the Freeman. “After discovering this attack, we quickly notified the New York State Department of Health and Ulster and Delaware County officials of the situation, and have been working with law enforcement officials, including the FBI and a third-party cybersecurity firm, to determine the scope of the attack and specifically what systems were impacted. That investigation is ongoing.”
“All current HealthAlliance Hospital inpatients will be discharged from the hospital or transferred to other hospitals in the WMCHealth Network,” the hospital said in an email when pressed for details. “A dozen inpatients were either discharged or transferred today,” a follow-up email said on Thursday evening.