Update: Adventist Health Sonora Updates Power Shutoff Impacts
Update on October 10th:
Adventist Health Sonora continues to operate on back-up power. Services that will be available throughout the outage include:
· Emergency Department, with limited diagnostic capability
· Birth Center
· *Surgery for emergency cases
· Long Term Care
· Home Health
· Sonora Oxygen Supply
For clients of Sonora Oxygen, they will be open again today until 6 p.m. to fill oxygen tanks. They will also be on call throughout the night. They can only provide oxygen to current patients or those with a valid prescription. It is suggested for people dependent on BiPAP or CPAP to find alternate places to stay where the equipment can be plugged in to power.
The hospital is open and we are able to care for inpatients and those needing urgent or emergency care, although our diagnostic capabilities are limited to equipment that can run on back-up power. Our resources are dedicated to patient care so we are unable to provide batteries or charging stations. PG&E is providing a charging station at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds that you can use for small electronic devices and medical equipment. The charging station is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Most offsite services are closed including the Health Pavilion, most physician offices, Rapid Cares and other outpatient services such as Diagnostic Imaging and rehabilitation. Adventist Health Sonora staff will reach out to patients to reschedule appointments, tests and procedures as soon as possible following the outage.
Original story posted on October 9th: Sonora, CA — During the PG&E public safety power shutoff now underway, Tuolumne County and Adventist Health Sonora facilities equipped with generators are running on back-up power.
Officials state that the following services will continue to operate Throughout the outage include the Emergency Department, Med/Surg, the Birth Center, ICU, surgery for emergency cases, Long Term Care, Home Health, Hospice, and Sonora Oxygen Supply.
Sonora Oxygen will be open until 6 p.m. to fill clients’ oxygen tanks and remain on-call throughout the night. They will open at Thursday at 9 a.m. Officials suggest people dependent on BiPAP or CPAP to find alternate places to stay where the equipment can be plugged into power.
The hospital remains open, able to care for inpatients and those needing urgent or emergency care. As resources are dedicated to patient care, the hospital is unable to provide batteries or charging stations.
Surgery and GI procedures scheduled for Thursday, (Oct. 10) are canceled.
Most offsite services will be closed including the Health Pavilion, physician offices, rapid cares and other outpatient services such as diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation.
Officials add that staff will reach out to patients for the purpose of rescheduling appointments, tests and procedures as soon as possible following the outage.