SEVERE WX : Freeze Watch View Alerts

Sky Lakes Medical Center targeted in ransomware attack

Hospital officials say that communication with Sky Lakes will be 'complicated' for the time being, but they do not believe patient information has been compromised.

Posted: Oct 27, 2020 3:27 PM
Updated: Nov 2, 2020 3:59 PM

UPDATE: Sky Lakes Medical Center is working on restoring its computer systems. The hospital says that they are still up and running for business.

Staff members are resorting back to old school paper work to keep the hospital running. Some processes, like prescription fills are still happening but taking longer to process.

Right now the hospital can not do radiation treatment for cancer patients so some of those patients are rescheduling while other are being referenced to other hospitals.

Sky Lake also says that it is too early to tell what kind of time line they are on, there is no set date when all computer systems will be up and running. Teams are continuing to make progress and have un-covered some clues. 

No patient information has left Sky Lake Medical Center.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Sky Lakes Medical Center announced on Tuesday that it is recovering after a ransomware attack on the hospital's computer systems earlier in the day.

"Our computer systems have been compromised; as of right now we have no evidence that patient information has been compromised," hospital officials said in a brief statement.

Regardless, administrators said, communication with the Medical Center will be "complicated" while its computer systems remain down. Emergency and Urgent Care will still be available in the meantime.

"Our entire Sky Lakes team is working to counter this attack, and we will keep you updated on the ongoing details of our efforts to return business back to normal," Sky Lakes said. "Many scheduled procedures will go on as scheduled, however, if you have questions please contact the hospital or your provider."

Current filled prescriptions will still be available at Sky Lakes pharmacies.

"Please be patient," administrators said. "We are working to ensure all medical needs are taken care of during this time. Sky Lakes is open and, as always, Sky Lakes is safe and is here to care for you."

Ransomware is a type of computer malware designed to threaten the release or loss of sensitive data unless a ransom is paid, often locking the user out of their own system.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 320990

Reported Deaths: 3682
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah52083644
Washington35615280
Marion33366399
Clackamas27185275
Lane24597256
Jackson21336267
Deschutes17215104
Umatilla13006129
Douglas10969202
Linn1083488
Josephine8772173
Yamhill7704101
Klamath666493
Polk642172
Malheur494667
Benton474228
Coos436272
Columbia333539
Jefferson325747
Lincoln283430
Union280938
Wasco248139
Crook220639
Clatsop217526
Tillamook185123
Baker180524
Morrow170721
Curry168617
Hood River165835
Harney88318
Grant8678
Lake7418
Wallowa54012
Gilliam1404
Sherman1333
Wheeler651
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4680552

Reported Deaths: 68599
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles145417226013
Riverside3600584843
San Diego3543914051
San Bernardino3490475540
Orange3162215384
Sacramento1516592138
Santa Clara1411661844
Fresno1373871927
Kern1369321532
Alameda1168001333
San Joaquin983511628
Ventura982921134
Contra Costa96331924
Stanislaus814771256
Tulare74142898
San Mateo52540612
San Francisco52328615
Monterey49733567
Solano44452312
Santa Barbara43353505
Merced39734546
Sonoma39609384
Placer37033367
Imperial34462755
Kings30419293
San Luis Obispo28582318
Madera22042263
Butte21781236
Shasta21374290
Santa Cruz20255214
Yolo19359239
Marin17200242
El Dorado16194130
Sutter13228154
Napa1235295
Yuba937161
Nevada856885
Tehama843786
Humboldt843093
San Benito711470
Mendocino698476
Lassen653027
Tuolumne623393
Lake613592
Amador498859
Glenn407530
Siskiyou406241
Calaveras351170
Del Norte342035
Colusa293918
Inyo168539
Mono15145
Plumas12676
Mariposa102713
Trinity74310
Modoc6278
Sierra1980
Unassigned1370
Alpine1010
Out of CA00
Medford
Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 62°
Brookings
Cloudy
56° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 56°
Crater Lake
Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 62°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 62°
Klamath Falls
Mostly Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 66°
Cloudy, cool, and damp Monday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events