Peter Schorsch reports:
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is postponing all non-emergency patient procedures as officials manage an Information Technology security issue that occurred late Thursday night, according to a memo from the hospital.
The IT security breach is a suspected ransomware attack, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Read more at Florida Politics. The following notice currently appears on the entity’s website:
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) is managing an IT security issue that occurred late Thursday night and is impacting some of our IT systems. As a precautionary measure, we have taken our IT systems offline. The good news is that our IT department quickly detected the issue and is working proactively to resolve it.
Our organization is following existing protocols for system downtime and taking steps to minimize the disruption. We take our responsibility to ensure the security of our IT systems very seriously, and we prepare for events of this nature. As a result of this issue, we have rescheduled non-emergency patient appointments. Patients will be contacted directly by their provider and/or care facility if their appointment is affected.
We are also diverting EMS patients and will only be accepting Level 1 traumas from our immediate service area. All non-emergency surgical and outpatient procedures have been canceled and rescheduled.
Patient safety remains our number-one priority. We apologize for any inconvenience or delays.
We will provide additional updates as they become available.