UPDATE: Hospital Facilities Under Code Yellow

County 17 Breaking News

UPDATED Sept. 20, 2019, at 10:50 a.m.

Officials at Campbell County Health have released a statement regarding operations at all of their facilities.

The organization is currently experiencing serious computer issues that have resulted in service disruptions throughout the organization.

“We have processes in place to continue to treat inpatients appropriately and safely,” said Chief Operating Officer Colleen Heeter in the statement. “We will continue to update this information as it becomes available.”

Right now there is no estimated time frame for when the issues to be resolved.

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At this time phone systems at CCH are operational. However, there will be no new inpatient admissions and no outpatient lab, respiratory therapy, and radiology exams or procedures. Some surgeries have been cancelled.

According to the statement, patients who need to seek treatment at the emergency room and the Walk-In Clinic will be triaged and transferred to an appropriate care facility as needed.

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Campbell County Health is currently under a “Code Yellow.”

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According to emergency room staff, the Walk-in and Outpatient clinics are not accepting patients at this time. However, the emergency room is still accepting patients.

Community Relations Director Karen Clarke declined to comment on the situation.

There are unconfirmed reports from employees at the hospital that the reason for the Code Yellow is a computer virus. Many employees are waiting in the cafeteria until the issue is resolved.

“CCMH has several different “codes” as part of our Emergency Preparedness plan, such as Code Red (Fire), Code Blue (Cardiac Arrest) and Code Yellow (Disaster),” CEO Andy Fitzgerald wrote in a 2013 article on CCHWyo.org.