Hospitals evacuate as California wildfires spread

October 13, 2017

As wildfires spread in the region, two Northern California hospitals were forced to evacuate patients and close their doors, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare.

Kaiser Permanente's Santa Rosa hospital was evacuated by Oct. 9 and procedures at that facility and two others in the region were canceled through the next day.

About 130 patients were taken to Kaiser facilities in San Rafael, Oakland and San Francisco and other, non-Kaiser community hospitals. The critically ill were transported by ambulance while other patients were taken on buses. 

Sutter Health also evacuated its Santa Rosa Regional Hospital and closed a number of facilities in the region. Seventy patients were evacuated. 

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