New Jersey hospitals no longer in divert status after Ardent attack

Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, N.J., and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, N.J., are no longer refusing ambulances after a cyberattack on Ardent Health Services caused the hospitals to divert them, reported Dec. 4. 

On Dec. 4, a spokesperson from Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health, the operator of both hospitals, told the news outlet that Mountainside Medical Center and Pascack Valley Medical Center have ended their diversion status.

Mountainside Medical Center and Pascack Valley Medical Center were affected by the Nov. 23 ransomware attack on Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services. The incident led to the diversion of ambulances to alternative nearby facilities and knocked down Ardent and its affiliates' network, temporarily halting user access to various IT applications, including Epic, internet and clinical programs.

Ardent has set up a webpage to give updates on the ransomware attack that has affected 30 hospitals across six states. As of Nov. 30, Ardent says 25 of its emergency rooms are accepting patients by ambulance.

Its systems have not yet been restored.

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