Published Oct 25, 2017 at 6:50 PM | Updated at 6:57 PM PDT on Oct 25, 2017
Kaiser Permanente reopened its Santa Rosa hospital and emergency department Wednesday, following an emergency evacuation and closure on Oct. 9 due to the deadly wildfires.
The hospital's doctors, nurses and staff helped to quickly evacuate patients as fires burned down nearby neighborhoods. including the Journey's End trailer park. Patients were transferred to other Kaiser Permanente facilities and community hospitals in the area. The entire evacuation took about three hours.
More than 200 Kaiser Santa Rosa staff members lost their homes in the fires.
“Our main focus that morning was to do everything that we could to ensure that our patients were evacuated safely and transferred to the appropriate level of care where they could continue to be treated and heal,” said Josh Weil, MD, assistant physician-in-chief for Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa.
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