ECMC officials remain mute on cause of computer shutdown

Stephen T. Watson reports:

Erie County Medical Center officials say a virus that has shut down the hospital’s entire computer network since early Sunday morning has not affected the care delivered to patients or nursing home residents.

The hospital has accepted all incoming patients and has moved ahead with all scheduled surgical procedures, said Peter Cutler, an ECMC spokesman. Hospital and nursing home staff have manually admitted patients, filled prescriptions and scheduled exams as technology staffers work to bring computer systems back online.

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