As Santa Rosa hospital staff’s own homes burned, they kept saving lives

By By Lizzie Johnson and Steve Rubenstein Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital stayed open even though 51 of its doctors lost their homes. It stayed open even when twice as many patients as normal crowded into its emergency room, coughing and gasping. It stayed open and delivered 36 babies.

“We had no way of knowing what was coming,” said Tyler Hedden, the hospital’s chief operating officer, reflecting on Monday about what was doubtless the toughest week in the hospital’s 67-year history.

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Source: SF Gate

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