Cyberattack remediation winding down at sprawling health system

More than a week after protectively disconnecting all online systems in the U.S. following a Sept. 27 cyberattack, a multistate, two-nation health system is coming back online.

Universal Health Services, which runs 26 hospitals across 37 states and also operates in the U.K., says in an Oct. 5 statement that it has restored its IT network and is in the process of reconnecting applications.

“All patient safety protocols remain in effect and patient care continues to be delivered safely and effectively at our facilities across the country,” the statement reads. “As we conduct our IT remediation work, we continue to have no indication that any patient or employee data has been accessed, copied or misused.”

The company adds that its U.K. operations were not affected by the attack.