Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital is Now Open

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Scroll Images

Full Services Resume After Wildfire-Forced Evacuation

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital announced today that it reopened with full services just nine days after the hospital was evacuated during the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.

“We’re excited to once again care for our community,” said Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital CEO Mike Purvis. “Our community has been through a lot, and we are fortunate to get back to seeing patients, our colleagues and neighbors. I’d like to thank our staff and clinicians for all of their hard work over the last week.”

Sutter Santa Rosa is again offering full inpatient and emergency care services. Elective procedures will resume on Wednesday.

“Preparing a hospital to reopen is a difficult task,” said Julie Petrini, president of Sutter Health Bay Area. “I am so proud of our North Bay team members for their dedication to the safety of patients and their hard work to get the hospital and area clinics ready to serve them. In times like these, the value of our integrated network becomes clear – we can help ensure patients receive the care they need, even during extremely challenging circumstances.”

The Evacuation
The hospital, at 30 Mark West Springs Rd., started evacuating the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26, with hospital staff safely transferring nearly 90 patients to other locations by 8 a.m. Sunday.

“Through Sutter’s network and collaboration with other providers, our Santa Rosa team, along with Sutter colleagues throughout Northern California, was able to quickly respond and identify alternative care locations for our patients,” said William Isenberg, M.D., Sutter Health vice president of patient safety.

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation Clinic Status
In addition to the hospital, numerous clinics were forced to close due to evacuation orders or power shutoffs in the North Bay, including nearly 30 medical clinics operated by Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Petaluma Walk-In Care and a temporary same-day care clinic were able to provide care while many locations were closed, and nearly all the impacted clinics have since reopened. For the status of individual clinics and surgery centers, see https://www.sutterhealth.org/for-patients/location-status.

Community Support
Sutter Health is actively supporting its communities, patients, employees and physicians by:

• Establishing a hotline for patients and staff seeking more information at 1-866-961-2889.

• Providing support to Sutter care teams who need it, including financial aid, disaster recovery pay, prescription assistance and other employee assistance support ranging from insurance claims help to mental health resources.

• Donating $50,000 to Community Foundation of Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund on behalf of its employees, doctors and volunteers. This fund supports organizations helping individuals impacted by the fires, healing the long-term effects of trauma, creating housing solutions and enhancing emergency preparedness.

• Coordinating the Sutter Health Philanthropic Disaster Relief Fund, a special fund to support employees, physicians and other medical staff who care for Sutter patients and were affected by this disaster. Anyone can contribute to this fund. Online donation forms are available here.

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