The hospital was forced to divert some patients after being hit by a computer virus last week.
Gwinnett Medical Center is practically back to normal after being struck by a computer virus last week. The virus forced both the Lawrenceville and Duluth campuses to send Trauma 2 patients to other facilities. GMC Spokeswoman Beth Okun sent the following statement to Patch Saturday evening: "Gwinnett Medical Center has transitioned from paper records to an online system in our Emergency Departments. As a result, we are no longer on trauma by-pass and are accepting all patients. This decision was made by our trauma surgeon. Furthermore, our technical monitoring systems have shown no evidence of the virus since yesterday (Friday) afternoon. We are following our plan to restore interconnectivity to our computer systems."
The hospital is still accepting emergency patients, but others are being asked to go to other facilities.
A Gwinnett Medical Center spokeswoman told Patch Friday that their computer system has been struck by a virus. Beth Okun said the virus was identified on Wednesday. "What this means is that there may be a slight delay at registration as we are operating on a paper system." She is unsure when the computers will be back up and running but that GMC will be operating on a downtime system through the weekend. The hospital will continue to accept all emergency cases. However, they are diverting level two trauma cases. "If someone has a sore throat or sprained ankle, we're asking them to contact other providers," said Okun. Okun adds the virus affected the interconnectivity of its computers and stressed that has not affected any of the life-…