California healthcare facilities still figuring out how to reopen following wildfires

January 16, 2019

Healthcare facilities in California are still recovering from two major fires that swept through the state last November and assessing plans to reopen, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website. 

The Camp Fire forced the Feather River Medical Center in Paradise to evacuate patients. The 100-bed hospital sustained significant damage to medical offices and its water and septic utilities. A spokesperson for the hospital says that plans to possibly reopen are being assessed as the system gains a better understanding of the damage and whether the population will return.

A full recovery will be at least a yearlong process, according to a spokesperson.

Other facilities within the health system will be opening soon. The health system says that the Feather River Health Center, the system’s largest clinic in Paradise, will open in the coming weeks once public access to the facility is restored.

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