Singing River Health System is undergoing technical difficulties as the hospital works with IT professionals and law enforcement to investigate a cyber attack at the hospital over the weekend.
The hospital experienced unusual activities online that caused certain internal systems to be taken offline. It has been confirmed it was a cyber attack.
Administrators and IT professionals are working to give a timeframe for when their systems will be back online. No specific timetable has been given. As of now, downtime procedures remain in place as Singing River continues to see patients.
“Literally, we are documenting on paper,” interim CEO Lauren St. Pe told WLOX. “There will be some delay, and ultimately, it will be the physician’s decision if they want to delay if it’s an elective procedure. The clinical team we have in place the support team, the physicians, [and] all the other providers we have at Singing River literally pulling together and working as a team to make sure we continue to take care of our patients. That is our number one priority of Singing River.”
Singing River is reminding patients that while there is a disruption in online systems, giving patients the highest quality care is the top priority. The hospital ensures patients that proper protocols that will allow such care to be delivered are in place.
This is a developing story. More updates will be provided when made available.