Community outage at Tenet Healthcare impacting some spot hospitals

WEST PALM Seashore, Fla. — John Rodriguez went to Great Samaritan Professional medical Middle on Tuesday because of atrial fibrillation. He was produced Friday.

Rodriguez said that, though at the clinic, he recognized some thing failed to appear to be appropriate — at very first noticing the WiFi was not working.

“The health professionals and the nurses had to go outside the house of the hospitals to use their telephones since they couldn’t use them within,” he stated

WPTV confirmed a community outage involving cellular phone and computer programs at St Mary’s Professional medical Center and Superior Samaritan Medical Middle. Resources told WPTV paper charting is being employed owing to the know-how outage.

Rodriguez mentioned nurses utilized paper to chart his vitals as a substitute of a personal computer. 

At a person point, Rodriquez mentioned he saw a nurse fall a stack of papers. He reported it tends to make him a bit anxious.

“It is, for the reason that they could screw up and give me the erroneous medicine or anything,” he claimed.

WPTV contacted Tenet Healthcare, the mum or dad firm for the two hospitals, for an clarification.

A spokesperson sent the next assertion Wednesday:

“We are at the moment suffering from a network outage. With solid backup methods in influence, client treatment continues uninterrupted whilst we deal with the concern.”

Rodriguez explained the predicament hadn’t changed when he checked out.

“I still left there at 20 minutes to 5 p.m. and they have been nonetheless down,” Rodriguez stated. 

It was unclear Friday night how the outage could impression affected individual treatment. WPTV asked for an update but has still to obtain a response from Tenet Healthcare.