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Cyberattack on Johnson Memorial Health leads to computer network shutdown

FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) — A cyberattack on Johnson Memorial Health in Franklin led to the shutdown of its computer network Saturday, the hospital said in a statement.

Cybersecurity experts and local police are investigating the attack, the hospital said.

Despite the network shutdown, Johnson said most of its services are unaffected and patients should still arrive for scheduled appointments unless otherwise contacted.

Full statement

Today, Oct. 2, Johnson Memorial Health learned that it was a victim of a cyberattack. As a result of this attack, the computer network at JMH has been disabled. We are currently working closely with our expert cybersecurity partners and law enforcement to investigate this attack and restore normal computer operations as quickly as possible. While we are working quickly to resolve the impact of the cyberattack, we recognize that these situations can take time to fully resolve. JMH is prepared to continue the provision of exceptional care to the community without access to computer records. As part of this commitment to ensuring the ability to serve the community, Johnson Memorial has established processes that permit continued operation in this situation, and most services at JMH are unaffected. Patients should arrive for scheduled appointments, unless otherwise contacted. Questions about appointments or treatment plans should be directed to your health care provider. The threat of cyberattack is a nation-wide problem that, unfortunately, has affected other hospitals here in Indiana and across the country. JMH has invested heavily in cybersecurity, and we continue to be vigilant. We remain committed to continuing to provide exceptional care to our communities, and will provide additional updates as appropriate.

Johnson Memorial Health

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