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FBI investigates cyberattack at Johnson Memorial Health

The hospital said it's prepared to continue providing care to patients without access to computer records.

FRANKLIN, Ind. — Another central Indiana hospital has fallen victim to a cyberattack.

Johnson Memorial Health is working with cybersecurity experts and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate a cyberattack that resulted in the hospital's computer network being disabled Saturday. 

"We are working as quickly as possible to restore normal computer operations, however, these types of attacks take time to fully resolve and it may be several days before the JMH computer system is fully operational," JMH said in a statement Sunday. 

In the meantime, the hospital doesn't have access to computer records. However, JMH said it has found workarounds that will allow the hospital to continue providing care to patients. 

"As part of this commitment to ensuring the ability to serve the community, Johnson Memorial has established processes that permit continued operation in this situation, and most services at JMH are unaffected," JMH said. 

JMH hasn't had to cancel any appointments or surgeries as a result of the attack. However, it is asking its patients to arrive a bit earlier than usual because registration may take longer than it would on a typical day. 

The hospital, located in Franklin, Indiana, is the latest on a long list of hospitals and health systems across the country that have recently dealt with similar issues. 

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