Please see the statement below from Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs and Creative Services:

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 had been in lockdown for about four hours because security systems were not functioning. That lockdown was lifted at 8 a.m.

IT experts are repairing systems and working to return them to full function.

Ruby Memorial and all outpatient centers in Morgantown are operating normally.

There is no indication at this time that patient privacy or records have been compromised.