IT issues impact CHI St. Joseph's Health

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UPDATE Oct. 13, 2022
CommonSpirtHealth, the parent company of CHI St. Joseph’s Health, is taking steps to deal with a recent ransomware attack.

According to a news release from CommonSpirit Health, upon discovering the ransomware attack, “they took immediate steps to protect systems at their facilities, contain the incident, begin an investigation and ensure continuity of care.”

Updates on the ongoing situation are being communicated to patients, employees and caregivers and are also available at

CHI St. Joseph’s Health parent company CommonSpirit Health is managing an IT issue. The facility's IT teams have taken some systems offline, which is impacting some facilities.


“We continue to provide patient care and our clinics and hospitals remain open,” according to a news release from CHI St. Joseph’s Health. “We have, however, made some temporary adjustments, including rescheduling or delaying certain appointments or procedures on a case-by-case basis.”

Patients with questions or concerns about upcoming appointments or medical needs should call their provider’s office. There may be longer wait times due to an increased level of calls, as well as increased wait times at clinics and hospitals.

“We are working to resolve the issues as soon as possible,” Communications and Marketing Manager Sonja Day said. “We are grateful to our staff and physicians, who are doing everything possible to minimize the impact to our patients.”

The first baby born at CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Park Rapids entered the world a week early on New Year’s Day and after a long car ride from Lake of the Woods where his family had gone on a weekend fishing trip.

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