Baton Rouge General Hit by Cyberattack

July 6, 2022


General Medical Center had to switch to paper record-keeping after a cyberattack brought its EHR system offline June 28, WAFB reported. "First, and most importantly, the attack has not changed our ability to care for patients," the hospital said in a statement to the TV station posted June 29. "We are continuing to provide patient care at all locations." The medical center added that it is working with state and federal authorities and its security vendors to ensure patient data remains private. Baton Rouge General didn't respond to requests from Becker's for updates.

Incident Date

June 28, 2022

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified