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Medical professionals at Ascension hospitals are just recovering from the affects of a ransomware attack that targeted the health system on May 8. In addition to the challenge of relying on paper records, caregivers have long been grappling with Ascension's decision to arrange contracts with outside staffing companies.

"A lot of us have worked for multiple different staffing agencies over the years. And the problem is, a lot of us feel like we're being bought and sold like cattle," Michelle Wiener, an emergency medicine doctor at Ascension St. John, said.

See the story here to read more about the staffing model at Ascension St. John, and to read statements from IEP, Ascension, and TeamHealth.

See the story here to read more about the harrowing affects of the May 8 cyberattack on Michigan hospitals.

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Michelle Wiener, emergency medicine doctor at Ascension St. John, said.

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