Pennsylvania health network back to normal after cyberattack

Monday evening, Heritage Valley Health System announced that all services have been restored

Computer hacking

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania health network victimized by a worldwide cyberattack has fully recovered from the incident that occurred last Tuesday.

Heritage Valley Health System said Friday it was still able to provide lab and diagnostic imaging services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley. But lab and diagnostic services at seven Heritage Valley Medical Neighborhoods office and seven other satellite locations remained closed Friday for a third straight day.

Monday evening, Heritage Valley Health System announced that, “all acute, ambulatory and ancillary care services have been restored at its medical neighborhoods and satellite community locations.”

Heritage Valley provides care for residents of western Pennsylvania, parts of eastern Ohio and the panhandle of West Virginia. Its two hospitals, both west of Pittsburgh, have about 500 beds combined.

Heritage officials say there’s no evidence confidential patient information had been accessed in Tuesday’s attack, which prompted some surgeries to be postponed that day.

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