Evacuating our local hospital, skilled nursing facility
Last updated 11/2/2007 at Noon
Fallbrook Hospital and its skilled nursing facility (SNF) are arguably two of the community’s most vital assets. When winds pushed the ferocity of the Fallbrook (Rice Canyon) Fire onto the west side of I-15, hospital administrators made the unprecedented decision to evacuate its patients and temporarily close the hospital and the SNF.
Hospital physicians, nurses, medical technicians, maintenance and administrative staff practice annually for just such a situation. Each person has a role to play in securing the safety of hospital patients and the facilities. The Village News asked Fallbro...