Earlier this morning, officials at Ruby Memorial Hospital became aware of issues with information technology systems throughout the institution, possibly caused by malware or a virus. Computers and other applications that are controlled by computers have been malfunctioning, affecting some clinical and security operations.
Patient safety and care have not been compromised.
Leadership and staff have been working since early this morning to address issues as they arise.
The hospital was on lockdown for about four hours, because security systems were not functioning. The lockdown was lifted at 8 a.m.
IT experts are repairing systems and working to return them to full functionality. Ruby Memorial and all outpatient centers in Morgantown are operating normally.