Wild Fire Consumes Two Buildings On Vista Del Mar Hospital’s Campus
The hospital serves about 80 patients at a time, focusing on mental health issues.
Los Angeles Times:
Fire Badly Damages Ventura Hospital: 'I Burst Into Tears'
At least two buildings on the campus of Vista Del Mar Hospital burned down as the Thomas fire ravaged the canyons above Ventura. The hospital treats adolescents and adults with mental health issues, and among its specialties is treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. (Hamilton, 12/5)
In other news —
Capital Public Radio:
Proposal: $2,100 For A Sac Fire Ride To The Hospital
The Sacramento City Fire Department has asked permission to increase the cost of a trip to the hospital by $650. Deputy Chief Chad Augustin says that includes a $375 increase for existing services and a new $283 "First Responder Fee." With the additional charges, a trip to the hospital would cost $2,100. (Moffitt, 12/5)