Network outage affects all Allina Health system hospitals

The Allina Health system is dealing with a computer network outage that began Wednesday evening, though a spokesperson said the problems are not affecting patient care.

Officials are currently investigating the cause of the outage while staff are operating under "standard offline procedures," according to a statement. All of the system's hospitals were affected by the issues, though all are still currently open and accepting patients.

The full Allina Health statement:

"Allina Health is experiencing a computer outage affecting all of our hospitals. We are investigating the cause. For the time being, we are operating under our standard off line procedures, and there is no impact to patient care. We are not on divert from any of our hospitals, i.e., none of our hospitals are refusing ambulances and our hospital emergency rooms are open and accepting patients."