Statement from Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital regarding Wildfires
Update: 7 p.m., 10/10/2017
The firestorm which erupted early Monday morning has devastated our community, destroying hundreds of homes, including the homes of many of our employees and medical staff. Many of our physicians and employees called with offers to assist, even as their own homes were threatened. We are extremely grateful for the incredible acts of courage of our employees, clinicians and first responders in managing the crisis.
Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital was forced to evacuate, safely transferring 77 patients to facilities throughout the Bay Area. The hospital is currently closed and remains on emergency power. We do not know exactly when all utilities will be restored, but we expect it will take several days. Significant cleaning and restocking of supplies is currently underway. We are working with the California Department of Public Health in anticipation of the re-opening of the hospital. At this time we expect the hospital will be closed until at least the middle of next week.
In coordination with physicians, elective procedures are being canceled. All patients who are scheduled for a surgical procedure are being called directly and will be rescheduled.
Patients, their families, employees and community members with questions can call 1-866-961-2889. A list of updated clinic openings and closures is also available.
We are very appreciative of the support we have received from our medical staff, our employees, Sutter Health and from the other hospitals in the community. We will continue to update you as events unfold.
The health and safety of our patients, communities, employees and physicians is our highest priority.
Update: 5:45 p.m., 10/9/2017
Seventy Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital patients were safely transferred to several other area hospitals by 8:45 a.m. this morning.
The hospital has no known structural damage, but remains closed at this time. We have set up a hotline for additional concerns or questions: 1-866-961-2889. More information is available on sutterhealth.org. Sutter Health President and CEO also delivered a personal message to employees today.
The health and safety of our patients, communities and employees remains our top priority. We will share more information as it becomes available.
Original: 11:15 a.m., 10/9/2017
All Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital patients are safe and have been transferred to other area hospitals. Due to road closures, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital is inaccessible at this time. The health and safety of our patients, communities and employees remains our top priority. We’re continuing to gather details and will share more information as it becomes available.