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Major power surge causes shutdown of Legacy Health's data center and clinical application systems - 05/01/15
Legacy's data center, clinical applications, and electronic records system now fully restored

(Portland, OR) - Legacy Health experienced a major power disruption to its enterprise data center at 10:15 p.m. on April 30, causing a complete shutdown of its data servers, information network and access to clinical and electronic management systems at Legacy Health's medical centers.

Legacy Health leadership quickly initiated system wide emergency operations command at approximately 11:07 p.m. and launched planned system downtime procedures to ensure continuing, safe and quality patient care.

Legacy's data center and information network was restored to functioning at approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 1. Access to Legacy Health's clinical management system and electronic health records systems are now fully functional for clinical operations and patient care. "I'm proud of the professional response, compassionate care and problem solving expertise shown by employees throughout Legacy Health during this data system crisis to make sure the situation was resolved as quickly as possible and that our patients received the quality and safe care they expect from Legacy Health clinical care teams," said George J. Brown, MD, President and CEO of Legacy Health.

An important element of planned system downtime is conversion to manual clinical documentation and ordering to ensure patient health monitoring, documentation, testing and procedures are conducted and delivered in a timely and safe manner. There are no known disruptions to patient care and surgeries went as planned during the data system downtime.

Legacy's Information Services assessment and response team worked through the night and into this morning to assess and restore data center operations, its enterprise network and clinical application systems, including electronic health records. "We immediately put our incident response plan into effect, engaging all technical and support team members," said John Kenagy, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Legacy. "Restoration was extensive due to the nature of the power loss but we methodically restored systems, validated system integrity, and returned service to Legacy users." The assessment team has determined there is no loss of data to Legacy's information management and electronic health records system.

Legacy Health will be conducting an investigation to determine how the power supply loss occurred. It is possible that the outage is related to the power disruption in NW Portland late Thursday night.

This news release serves as Legacy Health's formal statement on the data center crisis. We are declining request for interviews.
Attached Media Files: DataCenterCrisis_NewsRelease.docx
Legacy Cancer Institute Mother's Day brunch to examine importance of a healthy beauty regimen - 05/01/15
Cancer prevention experts to discuss practical tips with teens, young women and their moms

Portland, Ore. (May 1, 2015) Legacy Cancer Institute will host a Mother's Day brunch and discussion on Sunday, May 3 to explore with local moms and daughters how beauty regimes can affect women's health at any age and what can be done to mitigate risks. Legacy's complementary Mother's Day celebration will bring together cancer prevention experts, moms and daughters of all ages to discuss:

* chemicals found in popular cosmetic and skin care products that are linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues;
* the "no-diet" diet that keeps weight down, improves complexions, and fights off diseases; and
* skin safety in the sun and the danger of tanning beds.

Guests will also enjoy a healthy brunch; receive giveaways; and collect empowerment tools that will allow them to walk away from the event with practical tips on how to eradicate toxins from their beauty regimen.

WHEN: Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. Participants arrive, enjoy brunch
9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion begins
10:30 a.m. Audience question and answer session
11:00 a.m. Media availability with Legacy Health experts

WHERE: Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205
Lownsdale/Ainsworth Room

Media Availabilities: Panel experts Jennifer Garreau, MD, breast and melanoma specialist and Marci Reed, registered dietician with Legacy Cancer Institute will be available for interview at 11:00 a.m. following the panel discussion and question and answer session.

***Please reply to Megan Turnell at 503-729-5276 or mturnell@lhs.org if you are planning to attend***

About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is an Oregon-based nonprofit, tax-exempt organization and, with more than 9,800 employees, is one of the largest private sector employers in the Portland metropolitan area. Legacy Health provides an integrated network of healthcare services, including acute and critical care, inpatient and outpatient treatment, community health education and a variety of specialty services. Legacy's hospitals include: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Randall Children's Hospital, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. Also included in the Legacy system are a hospice agency, a full-service research facility, and specialty and primary care clinics. Visit www.legacyhealth.org

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