UVMHN Cyberattack: Information & Updates

first_imgUniversity of Vermont Health Network, Cyberattack Update October 31, 2020 During the week of October 25, the UVM Health Network experienced a confirmed cyberattack that has affected some of our systems.We expect that it will take time to restore normal operations throughout the network. Our top priority is caring for our patients and we have well-practiced standby procedures in place to ensure that we are providing that care safely. We know this may cause some inconveniences and we apologize for any delays you may experience.We take protecting patient privacy very seriously and have plans in place for situations where our network systems are affected. When we became aware of this event, we took quick action and followed our emergency procedures to protect patient information. We are working in partnership with state and federal law enforcement to determine the full scope of this attack and, if it is determined that any personal information has been compromised, we will notify those impacted and follow all established protocols.The attack has caused variable impacts on services at our affiliate organizations. Please see status updates below for information on how you may be impacted.Latest Update: October 31st at 10:30 a.m.The University of Vermont Health Network is continuing to make progress on responding to the cyberattack event this week. Our IT team is on site and working through the weekend on this effort. Our staff continues to utilize standby procedures and offer high-quality care to our patients across the Network.Some patient’s appointments at UVM Medical Center may be impacted over the next several days and we encourage patients to verify their appointments with providers. We will continue to provide systems and patient service updates when they are available.UVM Health Network Service StatusUVM Medical Center – Burlington, VTThe University of Vermont Medical Center is experiencing outages across a number of systems. Impact on patients is as follows:Our urgent and emergency care locations are open and we encourage you to seek the care you need.Some services and procedures may have been impacted and you will be contacted if your appointment or procedure needs to be postponed. Call your provider’s office if you have concerns about an upcoming appointment. If you have a scheduled appointment, please bring your complete list of medications. You may be asked about your medical history.If you need to schedule a non-urgent appointment or contact us about a non-urgent matter, we ask that you wait until this situation is resolved.Surgeries & ProceduresSome non-urgent elective procedures have been rescheduled.Weekend ClinicThe weekend clinic at 1 South Prospect is operational. However, there is no radiology support other than for emergencies. Ambulatory VisitsAmbulatory visits are proceeding as scheduled.LaboratoryOur lab sites are open, but can only take urgent collections for patients with paper orders.All results will be delayed.Urgent lab results, including positive COVID-19 test results, will be communicated by phone to the ordering provider.RadiologyOutpatient radiology sites (X-Ray, CT Scan, MRI, etc.) are closed at this time.Breast Imaging & Radiology: appointments are currently cancelled. Due to the system outage we are unable to access our schedule and have not been able to notify patients. If you are scheduled for an appointment through Monday, November 2 – do not come in.PharmacyRetail, Specialty, Mail Order and Home Infusion Pharmacies are operational and offering all services.MyChartThere is no access to our MyChart patient portal.Visit the UVM Medical Center Site(link is external)Central Vermont Medical Center – Berlin, VTCentral Vermont Medical Center services remain available. Patients visiting practices and clinics should expect slightly longer wait times. Our lab and diagnostic imaging departments are asking patients to bring a written copy of their lab or imaging orders, which they will receive at their clinic visit. Access to the MyChart Patient Portal is not currently available. There is currently no need to call to confirm appointments. Please note that automated text reminders will not be sent in advance of appointments.Visit the Central Vermont Medical Center Site(link is external)Porter Medical Center – Middlebury, VTAll Porter Medical Center services remain available and patients should come to their appointments unless they are contacted by Porter and told otherwise.Visit the Porter Medical Center Site(link is external)Home Health & Hospice  – Colchester, VTMaintaining all in-home patient care services and all services at McClure Miller Respite House. Electronic communication with the UVM Medical Center has been disrupted by the outage and we are coordinating closely with the UVM Health Network to address this issue. Added safeguards have been put in place to protect our systems from external threats. This will not change patients’ experience or how we deliver their care, and we have not experienced any impacts to patient care services.Visit the Home Health & Hospice Site(link is external)Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital – Plattsburgh, NYThe impact of the cyberattack at CVPH has been minimal and we continue to provide care for the community as usual. Our Physician Offices, however, are relying on their computer downtime procedures – using paper and “sneaker power” to communicate and care for their patients. While there may be slight delays in the offices, the staff is doing a remarkable job in keeping their focus on patient care.Safeguard measures have been put in place by our IT Department to protect our systems from external threats. These measures do not affect our patients’ experience. Our focus remains on providing the care our community needs while support our affiliate partner, the University of Vermont Medical Center.Visit the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Site(link is external)Alice Hyde Medical Center – Malone, NYOur major systems are operational and all of our patient care services are available. Please note that our Hospital Patient Portal is down, so patients will not be able to access this platform until further notice. Our Physician Practice Patient Portal remains accessible.Electronic communication with the UVM Medical Center has been disrupted by the outage and we are coordinating closely with the UVM Health Network to address this issue. Added safeguards have been put in place to protect our systems from external threats. This will not change patients’ experience or how we deliver their care, and we have not experienced any impacts to patient care services.Visit the Alice Hyde Medical Center Site(link is external)Elizabethtown Community Hospital – Elizabethtown, NYOur major systems are operational and all of our patient care services are available. Electronic communication with the UVM Medical Center has been disrupted by the outage and we are coordinating closely with the UVM Health Network to address this issue. Added safeguards have been put in place to protect our systems from external threats. This will not change patients’ experience or how we deliver their care, and we have not experienced any impacts to patient care services.Visit the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Site(link is external)last_img read more

Gophers fire Borton, move in new direction

first_imgGophers fire Borton, move in new directionPam Borton went 236-152 in 12 years as the coach of the women’s team.Ashley GoetzMinnesota women’s basketball coach Pam Borton has a 201-107 mark in 10 seasons as a head coach including a 6-year, 132-61 record with the Gophers. Under Bortons’s belt at the U is a Final Four appearance in 2004 three Sweet 16 seasons since her arrival in 2002. Jack SatzingerMarch 31, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintPam Borton has been fired as head coach for the Gophers women’s basketball team, the University announced Friday.“We have extremely high expectations for our women’s basketball program,” athletics director Norwood Teague said at a press conference Friday. “Our goal is to be the best women’s basketball program both in the Big Ten and at a national level.”Those high expectations pushed Borton, who hasn’t led the Gophers to the NCAA tournament since 2009, out of a job.Borton has been at Minnesota since 2002 and took the Gophers to their only Final Four appearance in program history in 2004. Her record was 236-152 in 12 seasons with the program.The University has to pay Borton $335,000 to buy out her contract.Teague met with Borton Friday to inform her of the decision.“I am grateful for my 12 seasons at the University of Minnesota,” Borton said in a release. “This is a great state and University, and I have enjoyed becoming a part of this community.”Teague will conduct a national search, from which he expects a significant amount of interest, and said he has a “pool” of coaches to choose from.“This program has succeeded in the past,” he said. “We’ve proven we can win. There are so many intangibles that make this a terrific job that raise those expectations.”Kelly Roysland, an assistant coach and one of Borton’s former players with the Gophers, has been named interim coach. Teague said he didn’t want to single out any candidates and wouldn’t say whether Roysland will be considered for head coach.Teague said he won’t rule out candidates without head coaching experience, like Roysland and possible candidate Lindsay Whalen — another of Borton’s former players. It’s unclear if Whalen, who signed a three-year contract extension with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx in September, would be interested in the job.Teague noted that prior experience with the Gophers could impact his decision.“It helps. That always helps whenever you’re recruiting a coach,” he said. “I like when they do have that, but it’s by no means a deal-breaker.”Teague said he hopes to finish the coaching search as soon as possible and is looking for three major traits in a good candidate: leadership, an ability to recruit locally and nationally, and communication skills. Teague said he met with current players on the team Friday afternoon to break the news.“They have relationships there, and there’s hurt when that happens,” he said.Wagner won’t waverTeague said he also called Carlie Wagner, the program’s top committed recruit, before addressing the media. ESPN ranked Wagner 54th in this year’s recruiting class.“[We] had a great conversation and will keep communicating with her, definitely,” he said. “You have to do that; you want to make them feel at ease with what’s going on.”Wagner’s mother, Jane Wagner, told the Minnesota Daily that Teague called Carlie a “top priority.” She also said Carlie is upset and loves Borton “like a second mom.”Still, all signs point to Carlie Wagner wearing a Gophers uniform in the near future. Jane Wagner said even after hearing the news, her daughter went shopping for maroon and gold apparel.“She’s a Minnesota girl, and as far as I know, that’s the way it’s going to stay,” Jane Wagner said. “I think we’re good. … She’s just sad and needs to process.”Borton was abroadA team spokesperson confirmed that Borton was recently out of the country and on the recruiting trail before being fired, suggesting she was still engaged as head coach.Borton had success with international players, bringing in Amanda Zahui B. from Sweden. She set the Big Ten and Minnesota single-season rebounding records in the Gophers’ 70-62 loss to South Dakota State in the WNIT on Thursday night.  But even with a standout at center, coupled with the Big Ten’s leading scorer in Rachel Banham, Borton couldn’t get back to the NCAA tournament.“You want to get in the NCAA tournament,” Teague said. “We look forward to finding a candidate that will build a consistent and continued successful program here.”last_img read more

Euro 4000 on test

first_imgSPAIN: Test running is under way with the first of two Euro 4000 diesel locos being supplied to Comsa Rail by Vossloh España under a contract awarded in 2006. Powered by a 16-cylinder EMD 710G3 engine, the 4 250 hp loco can be fitted with up to three train protection systems for cross-border operation. The Euro 4000 is being certified for operation in Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway. Vossloh España reports that it now has orders for a total of 45 locos from seven customers, including Portuguese open-access operator Cargo Rail and new locomotive leasing company Allco. The biggest customer is Angel Trains, which ordered 18 locos in 2006 and subseqently exercised an option for a further 12.Euro 4000 locomotive ordersComsa Spain 2Angel Trains 30Continental Rail Spain 4Allco 2Cargo Rail Portugal 7last_img read more