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Shields Health Care Group, Inc. (“Shields”), which provides management and imaging services on behalf of health care facilities, announced in June 2022 that on March 28, 2022, it was alerted to suspicious activity that may have involved data compromise. The investigation determined that an unknown actor gained access to certain Shields systems from March 7, 2022 to March 21, 2022. The investigation also revealed that certain data was acquired by the unknown actor within that time frame. Although Shields had identified and investigated a security alert on or around March 18, 2022, data theft was not confirmed at that time.

Shields stated, “we have no evidence to indicate that any information from this incident was used to commit identity theft or fraud. However, the type of information that was or may have been impacted could include one or more of the following: Full name, Social Security number, date of birth, home address, provider information, diagnosis, billing information, insurance number and information, medical record number, patient ID, and other medical or treatment information.  Shields review of the impacted data is ongoing.”

Shields listed the following “Facility Partners”:

Baystate Health Urgent Care, LLC
Baystate MRI & Imaging Center, LLC
Brighton Imaging Center, LLC
Cape Cod CT Services, LLC
Cape Cod Imaging Services, LLC (a business associate to Falmouth Hospital Association, Inc)
Cape Cod PET/CT Services, LLC
Cape Cod Radiation Therapy Service, LLC
Central Maine Medical Center
Emerson Hospital
Fall River/New Bedford Regional MRI Limited Partnership
Falmouth Hospital Association, Inc.
Franklin MRI Center, LLC
Lahey Clinic MRI Services, LLC
Massachusetts Bay MRI Limited Partnership
Mercy Imaging, Inc.
MRI/CT of Providence, LLC
Newton-Wellesley MRI Limited Partnership
NW Imaging Management Company, LLC (a business associate to Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, Inc.)
Newton-Wellesley Imaging, PC
Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, Inc.
Northern MASS MRI Services, Inc.
PET-CT Services by Tufts Medical Center and Shields, LLC
Shields and Sports Medicine Atlantic Imaging Management Co, LLC (a business associate SportsMedicine Atlantic Orthopaedics P.A.)
Shields CT of Brockton, LLC
Shields Imaging at Anna Jaques Hospital, LLC
Shields Healthcare of Cambridge, Inc.
Shields Imaging at University Hospital, LLC
Shields Imaging at York Hospital, LLC
Shields Imaging Management at Emerson Hospital, LLC (a business associate to Emerson Hospital)
Shields Imaging of Eastern Mass, LLC
Shields Imaging of Lowell General Hospital, LLC
Shields Imaging of Portsmouth, LLC
Shields Imaging with Central Maine Health, LLC (a business associate to Central Maine Medical Center)
Shields Management Company, Inc.
Shields MRI & Imaging Center of Cape Cod, LLC
Shields MRI of Framingham, LLC
Shields PET/CT at CMMC, LLC
Shields PET_CT at Berkshire Medical Center, LLC
Shields PET-CT at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, LLC
Shields PET-CT at Emerson Hospital, LLC
Shields Radiology Associates, PC
Shields Signature Imaging, LLC
Shields Sturdy PET-CT, LLC
Shields-Tufts Medical Center Imaging Management, LLC (a business associate to Tufts Medical Center, Inc.)
South Shore Regional MRI Limited Partnership
Southeastern Massachusetts Regional MRI Limited Partnership
SportsMedicine Atlantic Orthopaedics P.A.
Tufts Medical Center, Inc.
UMass Memorial HealthAlliance MRI Center, LLC
UMass Memorial MRI – Marlborough, LLC
UMass Memorial MRI & Imaging Center, LLC
Winchester Hospital / Shields MRI, LLC
Radiation Therapy of Southeastern Massachusetts, LLC
Radiation Therapy of Winchester, LLC
South Suburban Oncology Center Limited Partnership
Shields Imaging of North Shore, LLC


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