Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Memorial Healthcare Foundation will not be hosting any in-person events for 2020. Stay tuned to our website and social media platforms for announcements on some great virtual events we have planned!
At our 2020 GALA, “The Emerald City,” Memorial Healthcare Foundation proudly focused on the women of Memorial Healthcare. Click here to watch our short video which highlights the amazing women who have made Memorial Healthcare their home!
“To grow the impact of Memorial Healthcare by being positive ambassadors who secure financial support, cultivate long-term relationships, and spread awareness.”
“To be an inspiration for strength and innovation for healthcare excellence.”
Since the founding of the Memorial Healthcare Foundation in 1991, over 7,700 individuals and organizations have contributed over $16 million to sustain the Legacy of Caring for the people of the Shiawassee County region. Today through Gifts, Endowments and special events, we continue our commitment to our local community by providing funds to Community Initiative Programs, and Memorial Healthcare Programs and Projects in:
- Renovations of facilities
- Purchase of medical equipment
- Employee education
- Community health education
- Special programs/projects
Since 1994, the Memorial Healthcare Foundation has used Blackbaud software to maintain a Donor database. Blackbaud is a global leader in nonprofit engagement and fundraising technology with more than 25,000 institutional customers around the world. Blackbaud alerted us that a cybercriminal removed a copy of some of its customer files, which may have contained contact information, demographic data and past philanthropic history, but not credit card information, bank account information, passwords, and Social Security numbers, as this data is encrypted by Blackbaud.
In July, Memorial Healthcare Foundation was notified some personal donor information only may have been part of this data security breach. Personal Donor information currently stored in the Foundation’s Blackbaud database was limited to name, address, phone number and email address. According to Blackbaud, they paid a ransom for confirmation that the files were destroyed. They also report that their Cyber Security team, together with independent forensics experts and law enforcement, blocked the cybercriminal from accessing any additional files.
In October, Blackbaud at the conclusion of their investigation, again reached out the Foundation to confirm that the Foundation was not part of any further breach beyond their original report.
Ensuring the safety of our donor data is of the utmost importance to us. As part of their ongoing efforts to help prevent something like this from happening in the future, Blackbaud has implemented several changes to protect data from any subsequent incidents. Memorial Healthcare’s Information Services Department remains in regular contact with Blackbaud and will continue to monitor the company’s response.
If you are a Memorial Healthcare Foundation donor, there is no action required by you at this time. As a best practice, we recommend you remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicious activity or suspected identity theft to the proper law enforcement authorities. Please note that no credit card, financial account information, passwords, or Social Security information was compromised in this breach.
Your trust in the Memorial Healthcare Foundation and the services we provide to our donors is of paramount importance to us. We will continue to monitoring this incident and regret any inconvenience this may cause.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kulwinder Chhokar, Director of Health Information Management and Chief Privacy Officer at Memorial Healthcare at (989) 729-4579 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.