Several ambulance crews and up to three air ambulance services are on stand-by to transport patients to area hospitals from Campbell County Health, if necessary after a ransomware attack early this morning triggered a complete shut down of the facilities computers.
The CCH Board of Trustees was briefed on the situation Friday evening, and although staff could not provide an estimate of when operations would return to normal, hospital staff is working with the proper authorities to rectify the situation.
Patients seeking treatment at the Walk-In Clinic and Emergency Department are still being seen and, if necessary, will be transported to other area hospitals.
There are currently around 25 patients being treated at the hospital and 142 residents at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Board Chair Dr. Ian Swift commended the CCH staff for their response to the situation.
Patients with upcoming appointments at CCH facilities are being asked to call the department directly beforehand to confirm. Click here for a list of department numbers.