SACRAMENTO – Sacramento area hospitals, UC Davis Medical Center and Dignity Health’s, report that they have received patients from areas that have been affected by Northern California wildfires.
UC Davis Medical Center is treating 9 patients who were transferred from medical facilities in fire-affected counties.
Charles Casey, a Medical Center spokesman, said seven of the patients were being treated in the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center.
William Hodges, a spokesman for Dignity Health, said the system’s Sacramento area hospitals had also received several patients from Sonoma and Napa counties in recent days. Hodges said he did not know the specific number of patients and noted that they were not suffering from fire -related wounds.
Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health medical facilities in Santa Rosa were evacuated due to the Tubbs Fire, but patients were transferred to other hospitals in the Bay Area.