Ransomware update: Ascension can’t fill prescriptions at its Michigan pharmacies | #ransomware | #cybercrime

Ascension has warned of “longer than usual wait times and some delays,” and it continues to direct patients to “bring notes on symptoms and a list of current medications, including prescription numbers or bottles.”

Patients are expected to keep their appointments, although some non-emergency procedures, tests and appointments have been suspended. 

“If appointments need to be rescheduled, an Ascension associate will contact patients directly,” according to the webpage.

At the same time as it faces the ransomware attack, Ascension is juggling a looming labor strike at Ascension Genesys. Teamsters Local 332 in Flint has given notice of its intent to strike May 24.

“The union’s sudden decision to strike, for an indefinite period, in the midst of an ongoing cyber event is truly difficult to understand,” the hospital said in a statement. 

A representative from Teamsters could not be immediately reached for comment.

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