Adam Black reports: Patients who had appointments at Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) facilities Thursday received notice that their appointments were canceled due to an emergency. Rumors quickly started circulating that the hospital and its facilities we unable to access their computers or phone lines due to the computer system being down. It was later announced on the hospital’s social media platforms that the hospital’s computer servers had been hacked. Read more on Portsmouth Daily Times. Inpatient care was reportedly not affected by outpatient appointments were being cancelled for some patients, and ambulances were being diverted.