MGRMC announces system hack

SAFFORD — In a press release issued Friday, Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center announced it is dealing with a “cybersecurity incident.”

The release states the attack affected the hospital’s communication and information systems, and officials are working with law enforcement and other system experts to determine the extent of the hack, including if patient information was compromised.

If it is determined that patient privacy has been compromised, the hospital said it will directly contact those patients impacted. However, any patients who suspect their information may have been compromised are asked to contact law enforcement directly.

“If you have any questions, please call our community relations team at 928-348-3777. Information and updates may be found at,” the release states.

It’s the second major data system in the area dealing with a breach. In August, Freeport-McMoRan found itself dealing with a “cybersecurity incident” that impacted its payroll systems.