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Universal Health says corporate network remains offline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hospital chain Universal Health Services’ network remains offline on Tuesday, two days after the company fell prey to an apparent ransomware attack, it told employees via text.

On Monday the operator of about 400 hospitals and care centers across the United States and the United Kingdom, announced in a statement it was dealing with an “IT security issue.”

UHS has provided no details, but experts said the outage had the hallmarks of ransomware, a breed of malicious software that locks users out of their computers until a digital payment is made.

The text message seen by Reuters said “the corporate network remains offline” and provided no timetable for when computer access would be restored. It instructed some employees to “please continue to work remotely using alternative communication channels.”

At UHS’ Cedar Hills Hospital outside Portland, Oregon, the outage means that new prescriptions are not being issued and

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Universal Health tells staff its corporate network remains offline

By Raphael Satter

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters)Hospital chain Universal Health Services’ UHS.N network remains offline on Tuesday, two days after the company fell prey to an apparent ransomware attack, it told employees via text.

On Monday the operator of about 400 hospitals and care centers across the United States and the United Kingdom, announced in a statement it was dealing with an “IT security issue.”

UHS has provided no details, but experts said the outage had the hallmarks of ransomware, a breed of malicious software that locks users out of their computers until a digital payment is made.

The text message seen by Reuters said “the corporate network remains offline” and provided no timetable for when computer access would be restored. It instructed some employees to “please continue to work remotely using alternative communication channels.”

At UHS’ Cedar Hills Hospital outside Portland, Oregon, the outage means that

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Universal Health tells employees its corporate network remains offline

By Raphael Satter

(Reuters) – Hospital chain Universal Health Services has on Tuesday told employees that its network remains offline, two days after the company fell prey to an apparent ransomware attack.

On Monday the company, which runs some 400 hospitals and care centers across the United States and the United Kingdom, announced it was dealing with an “IT security issue.”

UHS has provided no detail on the nature of the issue, but experts said the outage had the hallmarks of ransomware, a breed of malicious software that locks users out of their computers until a digital payment is made.

A text message sent by UHS to its staff and reviewed by Reuters said that “the corporate network remains offline.” The message provided no timetable for when computer access would be restored and instructed some UHS employees to “please continue to work remotely using alternative communication channels.”

In a statement,

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Bausch Health Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Includes Special Report on Global COVID-19 Response and Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

LAVAL, QC, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bausch Health Companies Inc. (TSX:BHC) (“Bausch Health” or the “Company”) today released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, highlighting the Company’s ongoing commitment to responsible, ethical and sustainable operations in 2019. In addition to outlining initiatives and key performance indicators in 2019, the report features an early look at 2020 efforts, including the Company’s COVID-19 response efforts in the first half of 2020 and its Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives.


Bausch Health's annual Corporate Social Responsibility report highlights the company's ongoing commitment to responsible, ethical and sustainable operations.

“Now more than ever, we recognize the increased importance of corporate citizenship in creating an environment where our employees, our customers, our partners and our communities can thrive,” said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Bausch Health. “As we continue to improve sustainability and raise the bar on our ethical, social and operational standards, we are

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Top 10 Reasons Why Most Corporate Health Programs Do Not Work

  1. They are “programs”. Right away this implies a finite, set time, usually based on a predetermined agenda. Let’s help our employees on a process to evolve into healthier steps and give them the tools to continue this process.
  2. Don’t help the participants set the right goals – often unrealistic, superficial, or non health centric goals are set which lead to non compliance or learned helplessness. Many people reach for superficial goals normally associated with a fitness program which are temporary at best. By guiding them to dig a few levels deeper, addressing their own unique set of needs and any pre existing demands in their lives – a sustainable growth oriented process is developed and embraced. And yes, those original more superficial goals will be achieved in a more livable lifestyle.
  3. The Program is based on “pop fitness” vs. cellular fitness which is the only way to address health issues.
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