Hospital Destroyed By Fire In Paradise Will Not Reopen Until 2020
"A hospital's not just four walls. It has a lot of infrastructure," said Adventist Health CEO Scott Reiner. "In this case, the fire really did a lot of damage to the core infrastructure." Also, for many fire victims, traditional mental health therapy is not an option as they try to recuperate.
Ravaged By Camp Fire, Paradise's Only Hospital Won't Reopen Until 2020
Outside the Neighborhood Church in Chico, staff from the Adventist Health Feather River Hospital anxiously awaited news Wednesday of what would happen to the hospital and clinics, which had some facilities significantly damaged in the deadly Camp Fire. ... During the meeting with executives, the staff got their answer. The hospital will reopen, but not until 2020. (Wiley, 12/5)
Audio: Traditional Therapy Is Not How Some Thomas Fire Survivors Are Dealing With Trauma
People affected by California's destructive and dangerous wildfires could face long-lasting psychological harm, like post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. However some wildfire victims, especially those who live in rural areas, find it hard to reach out for, or accept, mental health care. (Perry, 12/5)