Sutter Lakeside Hospital Evacuation Update
Sutter Lakeside Hospital and Clinics Continue to Be Closed Due to Fire Threat
Sacramento, Calif. — Sutter Lakeside Hospital and Sutter Care at Home offices in Lakeport continue to be closed to patients due to the Mendocino Complex fires.
The hospital and clinics have been under an evacuation order since Saturday, July 28, 2018.
A team of personnel are working onsite at the hospital to make sure it is secure, functional and able to open when it is appropriate. Although some local roads near the hospital may be opening, it is not yet certain when the hospital or the clinics will re-open.
“We are looking forward to once again serving patients with compassion and excellence when the hospital reopens,’’ said Dan Peterson, chief administrative officer at Sutter Lakeside Hospital. “When the hospital is cleared to open, we will notify patients and the communities we support.’’
Meanwhile, clinical team members continue to reach out to patients and reschedule patients with immediate needs at nearby facilities. Clinical team members are contacting patients with immediate treatment needs first to discuss various alternatives for care. They are contacting patients with non-immediate treatment needs soon thereafter.
The health and safety of patients, staff, clinicians and community are the highest priorities. Sutter Health continues to coordinate efforts with local emergency officials and is closely monitoring this situation as it unfolds.
Sutter is actively supporting employees and physicians in this time of need with financial aid and other emergency assistance, but also recognizes the importance of supporting the greater community. The not-for-profit health network made a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross California Wildfires Fund, which will help bring food, water and emergency shelter to families in need.