Portneuf Medical Center impacted by cyber attack, diverts emergency patients

published: Nov. 26, 2023

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The Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho is assessing a potential security compromise that has caused rerouting of patients away from the emergency department. The incident was made public on Thursday, 23rd of November.

The facility's technical team is actively working to gauge the extent of the disruption and to reestablish network functionality. The hospital is diverting patients from the emergency room but maintains that patient care remains unaffected and continues to operate.

This incident is the most recent in a series of cyberattacks affecting businesses and public entities in the region. UT Health in East Texas was also attacked on Thanksgiving and had to shut down emergency services.

The full scope of the cyber incident at Portneuf Medical Center is still under investigation and no details are available about the nature of the attack or any data compromised.

Portneuf Medical Center impacted by cyber attack, diverts emergency patients