Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis has been diverting emergency department patients arriving by ambulance to other area hospitals since it shut down its network following a ransomware attack on August 4, 2021. The diversion is “out of an abundance of caution and to maintain the safety and integrity of our patient care” according to a hospital statement.

The hospital stated that it did not appear at this time that any employee or patient data was affected by the attack, though the hospital is still evaluating the incident.

Nonetheless, the incident confirms that the healthcare industry continues to get bombarded with ransomware attacks, and the serious consequences to patient safety and care resulting from them.