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Lutheran Hospital returning to normal after computer virus attack

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Lutheran Hospital is returning to normal and off diversion after a computer virus attack Tuesday, according to Public Relations Supervisor Geoff Thomas. 

The Lutheran Health Network IT staff stopped the virus this afternoon. As a precaution, all phones and computers were "taken down." 

The virus attack forced Lutheran Hospital to cancel remaining elective cases for the day, said Thomas. The hospital was also placed on "diversion." Thomas explained that diversion means all ambulances were sent to other hospitals. 

Thomas said all elective cases at Lutheran Hospital that had to be canceled will be rescheduled. 

All Lutheran Health Network facilities were involved in the attack, but Lutheran Hospital was the only facility to be placed on diversion.


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