Universal Health Services says it's reconnecting its IT network after cyberattack

FILE PHOTO: An emergency sign illuminates outside of George Washington University Hospital, one of roughly 400 Universal Health Services, Inc (UHS) facilities across the United States and the U.K., in Washington, D.C., September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Raphael Satter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hospital operator Universal Health Services UHS.N said on Monday that it is reconnecting its IT network following a cyberattack that prompted it to shut down its network a little over a week ago.

The company says it is “pleased to confirm substantial progress toward restoration of online operations” and that “more than half of our Acute Care hospitals are live already or scheduled to be live by the end of today.”

The company operates some 400 hospitals and care centers across the United States and the United Kingdom. The firm has said its UK operations were unaffected.

Reporting by Raphael Satter, Editing by Franklin Paul