California hospital moves patients ahead of potential flood

February 27, 2017

Oroville Hospital in Oroville, Calif., evacuated the first floor of the hospital as a precautionary measure because of potential flood waters, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.

Hospital officials feared the facility would be flooded if the Oroville Dam broke.

Roughly 100,000 people living in Oroville were ordered to evacuate after state officials discovered the main reservoir behind the dam and main spillway had reached capacity and its emergency spillway was damaged.

Oroville Hospital CEO Robert Wentz said the hospital decided to move the patients "out of an abundance of caution" despite the fact the hospital being outside the flood zone.

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