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Capital Region Medical Center suffers network-wide outage

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Capital Region Medical Center suffered a network-wide outage that affected both its phones and internet communications Friday.

The hospital, an affiliate of MU Health Care, posted the information on Facebook.

Lindsay Human spokeswoman for the hospital said "Captain Region Medical Center is currently experiencing a service availability blackout. The network has been disabled system wide. Early Friday morning unusual activity was noted in the phone system and the decision was made to take the network down as a precaution to allow the teams to evaluate the situation.

When asked if the outage was affecting the Emergency Room wait times. Huhman said, C-R-M-C is continuing operations using downtime procedures. We continually train and plan for various scenarios to ensure care continuity,"

The Hospital says they do not have an estimated time the issues will be fixed. Their teams are working hard to fix the situation.

Patients are told to call the main number to try to get through to the medical center that number is 573-632-5000.

We will keep following this outage and keep you posted.

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