A spokesperson for the Feather River Hospital said on Friday that the hospital reopening was a matter of when, not if.
This comes two days after the word was that the hospital may not reopen, as damage from the Camp Fire continues to be assessed. The hospital is the largest employer in Paradise, with over 1,000 full-time and part-time employees. (Enterprise-Record)
The Paradise hospital where she has worked as a nurse for more than a decade was damaged by the Camp Fire last Thursday and her home burned to the ground, but Birgitte Randall and her colleagues weren’t in the mood to feel sorry for themselves.
Within days, they were part of a growing team of medical personnel and volunteers who flooded into the East Ave Nazarene Church in Chico, setting up a medical triage unit and shelter for hundreds of refugees from the blaze. (The Sacramento Bee)
A trio of wildfires has devoured tens of thousands of acres and numerous structures throughout California, killing at least 29 people as of Monday morning. In Northern California, the Camp fire damaged Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in the town of Paradise. The town has been leveled by the Camp Fire, according to news reports. Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies helped evacuate patients as the roof burned, according to CBS San Francisco. (HealthcareFinance)
Many of us have watched in horror as wildfires have viciously engulfed both Northern and Southern California. As of today, CNN has reported that a quarter of a million people have been displaced from their homes statewide and 9 people have lost their lives.
But Tamara Ferguson, a labor and delivery nurse from Chico, CA, part of Butte County, where so far, over 90,000 acres have burned and 52,000 people have been evacuated, didn’t just hear about the fires — she lived through them. (nurse.org)
Adventist Health Feather River has been honored with several Healthgrades Awards for 2018. AHFR receives the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award, the only hospital in the Chico-Redding area to achieve the award for 2018, and is in the top 10% in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2018. The hospital is a Five-Star recipient for treatment of pneumonia for the 6th year in a row, and a Five-Star recipient for treatment of respiratory failure for the 5th year in a row. (Action News Now)
Paradise’s Adventist Health Feather River was recently named as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award means that Adventist Health Feather River is in the top 8 percent of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services. (paradisepost.com)
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