Health system restores IT system after cyberattack
A health network that fell victim to a worldwide cyberattack on June 27 said that all acute, ambulatory and ancillary care services have been restored at its locations.
Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver, Pa., said there was a lack of access to computer systems following the cyberattack. But it said Heritage Valley Sewickley and Beaver hospitals, Heritage Valley Medical Group, Heritage Valley Pediatrics and Tri-State Obstetrics & Gynecology physician practices, ConvenientCare walk-in clinics and all other community locations had stayed open and operational.
Heritage Valley Health System CEO Norm Mitry said providing care without computer access is difficult, but physicians and employees “continued to deliver safe patient care throughout this adverse situation.”
Heritage said the cyberattack was identified as the same ransomware attack that affected organizations worldwide. The system said there was no indication it was targeted specifically.