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TMH resumes 'limited' elective procedures as IT security threat continues

The blue TMH sign behind purple flowers reads Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Patrick Sternad
WFSU Public Media

An IT threat at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare is ongoing. Staff first detected the threat Thursday, since then all non-emergency procedures have been cancelled. But in an update sent Tuesday afternoon, TMH said some elective procedures have resumed.

In a Tuesday evening update, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare said it is performing “limited” non-emergency surgeries and procedures. Patients should expect to hear from the hospital if they’re scheduled for a surgery. Their doctor’s office will contact them if their surgery or procedure is being rescheduled.

The hospital is continuing to divert all but the most severe EMS patients, but is accepting heart attack patients and patients in active labor.

In a statement hospital staff said they’re limited in the amount and kind of information they can release while the issue is ongoing. They’re working with experts and law enforcement to address the threat and have not released a time frame for when they expect the issue to be resolved.

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