Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital resumes services for elective procedures

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Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital on Wednesday resumed providing services for patients awaiting elective procedures, according to Sutter Health.

The hospital reopened Nov. 5 for full inpatient and emergency care services after having been evacuated for nine days during the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, according to the health care system.

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

The hospital began evacuating on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 p.m., with hospital staff transferring nearly 90 patients to other locations by 8 a.m. Sunday, according to Sutter Health.

“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.

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center reopened to patients late Saturday night, the hospital said in a statement.

“We want to extend our deepest appreciation to our members for their patience and cooperation during the evacuation,” said Tarek Salaway, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Marin-Sonoma service area.

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