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Tallahassee hospital system impacted by 'IT security issue'

Non-emergency patient appointments have been rescheduled, TMH said in a statement.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare in a statement said it is diverting emergency patients and is only accepting Level 1 traumas amid an ongoing "IT security issue."

The hospital system noticed a problem late Thursday night affecting some of its technology, reads the message published Friday morning. IT systems have been taken offline in the meantime, and efforts are underway to fix the issue.

TMH did not detail what, exactly, the issue involved and whether patient information was exposed. 10 Tampa Bay has reached out but has not yet heard back.

Non-emergency patient appointments have been rescheduled — people will be contacted by their provider if they're affected, TMH said. In a later statement, it said appointments scheduled for Feb. 6 are canceled.

"We are also diverting EMS patients and will only be accepting Level 1 traumas from our immediate service area. All non-emergency surgical and outpatient procedures have been canceled and rescheduled," TMH's statement continues.

"Patient safety remains our number-one priority. We apologize for any inconvenience or delays."    

The hospital, headquartered in Tallahassee, provides health care across 21 counties in northern Florida and southern Georgia, according to its website.

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