Memorial Health System Experiences Cyber Attack
According to a press release, Memorial Health System experienced an information technology security incident in the early morning hours Sunday. User access to information technology applications has been suspended.
The hospital has implemented extensive information technology security protocols and is working diligently with security partners to restore information operations as quickly as possible. Federal law enforcement has also been notified.
All urgent surgical cases for Monday, August 16, have been cancelled and patients notified. All radiology exams have been cancelled. All primary care appointments will be held as scheduled. If patients have an appointment with a surgeon or specialist on Monday, it is suggested they call ahead.
Memorial Health System Emergency Departments are on diversion at midnight due to IT system failures. STEMI, stroke and trauma patients will continue to be accepted at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Belpre and Selby are on diversion for all patients due to radiology availability. This diversion will be ongoing until IT systems are restored.
More information will be in the Monday’s edition of The Marietta Times.