Hospital Alerts

Hospital Alerts

We know it can be especially difficult to keep up with current information during an emergency. To best serve you, SCHA has created this Hospital Alerts page for up-to-date information related to emergencies that may impact our hospitals and the State of South Carolina. Links to relevant, regularly updated partner sites may also be found within this page.

HHS to continue monitoring international cyber threat

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on May 17 that it will continue to monitor international cyber threats to healthcare organizations, but will no longer be providing daily updates on the WannaCry Ransomware attack. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will follow-up with a Q&A and additional updates as new information becomes available.

If your organization is the victim of a ransomware attack, HHS recommends the following steps:

1. Please contact your FBI Field Office Cyber Task Force ( immediately to report a ransomware event and request assistance. These professionals work with state and local law enforcement and other federal and international partners to pursue cyber criminals globally and to assist victims of cyber-crime. 

2. Please report cyber incidents to the US-CERT ( and FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center ( 

3. For further analysis and healthcare-specific indicator sharing, please also share these indicators with HHS’ Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) at

For overall Cyber Situational Awareness visit the US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System webpage at:

For AHA members-only classified cyber intelligence, access the AHA Cybersecuirty page here with your AHA login and password.

If you have any questions related to the WannaCry cyber attacks, please contact Morgan Bowne at or 803-744-3516.

Contact your local DHEC officials for the most current information related to public health emergencies in South Carolina.

DHEC Regional Public Health Offices

Lowcountry: 4050 Bridge View Drive, Suite 600, N. Charleston, SC 29405 • Fax 843.953.0051
Midlands: 2000 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29204 • Fax 803.576.2993
Pee Dee: 145 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506 • Fax 843.661.4859
Upstate: 200 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29602 • Fax 864.282.4373

Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester: Phone 843.953.0043 • Nights/Weekends 843.441.1091
Midlands Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland: Phone 803.576.2749 • Nights/Weekends 888.801.1046
Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marlboro, Marion: Phone 843.661.4830 • Nights/Weekends 843.915.8845
Anderson, Oconee: Phone 864.260.5801 • Nights/Weekends 866.298.4442
Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper: Phone 843.322.2453 • Nights/Weekends 843.441.1091
Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, York: Phone 803.286.9948 • Nights/Weekends 888.801.1046
Clarendon, Lee, Sumter: Phone 803.773.5511 • Nights/Weekends 843.915.8845
Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick: Phone 864.227.5947 • Nights/Weekends 866.298.4442
Allendale, Bamberg, Calhoun, Orangeburg: Phone 803.268.5833 • Nights/Weekends 843.441.1091
Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, Saluda: Phone 803.642.1618 • Nights/Weekends 888.801.1046
Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg: Phone 843.915.8804 • Nights/Weekends 843.915.8845
Cherokee, Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union: Phone 864.372.3133 • Nights/Weekends 866.298.4442


Updated: May 18, 2017