TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare confirmed to ABC 27 that all non-emergency patient procedures have been postponed as of Friday.

In an email sent to ABC 27 on Friday morning, TMH said they are “addressing an IT security issue that occurred late Thursday night and is affecting some of our IT systems. As a precaution, we have disabled our IT systems . The good news is that our IT department quickly identified the issue and is actively working to resolve it.”

In addition, TMH said: “Our organization is following existing system downtime protocols and taking steps to minimize disruption. We take our responsibility to ensure the security of our IT systems very seriously and prepare for events of this nature. as a result of this problem, we have postponed non-emergency patient appointments. Patients will be contacted directly by their provider and/or facility if their record is affected.”

TMH said they are diverting EMS patients and will only accept Level 1 injuries from the immediate care area. They added that all non-emergency surgical and outpatient procedures have been canceled and rescheduled.

“We will provide additional updates as they become available. Patient safety remains our number one priority. We apologize for any inconvenience or delays,” TMH concluded.

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