Ascension Meetings Restores Connection to Vendors Following Cyberattack

Ascension starts cyberattack restoration meetings for its partners and vendors. Photo credit: Shutterstock (Sashkin).

Posted May 22, 2024

St. Louis-based Ascension has begun hosting meetings with its partners and vendors to restore their connection to the network following a ransomware attack earlier this month.

On May 8, Ascension detected unusual activity on its network due to a cybersecurity event and later confirmed the health system was subject to a ransomware attack.

Ascension kicked off a series of “touchpoints” with the health care system’s partners and vendors to assist them in restoring their connection to the Ascension network, according to a statement Tuesday.

Ascension established a website to provide updates on the issue for patients.

“While this process continues in earnest, our hospitals and facilities remain open and are providing care. Patients should continue to monitor the regional updates portion of this webpage for the latest information on a state-by-state basis,” an Ascension spokesperson said in the statement.

All Ascension Via Christi hospitals, physician offices and care sites across Kansas remain open and operational and the Ascension Seton Center in Kansas City, MO remains open and operational, according to the website.