With flames burning nearby early Monday, about 130 patients from Kaiser Permanente's Santa Rosa Medical Center were safely evacuated and transported to other hospitals in the region.
Kaiser Permanente officials said today that the patients were moved out by about 6 a.m. Monday, with the majority taken to Kaiser's hospital in San Rafael and others taken to facilities in San Francisco, Oakland and elsewhere.
The Tubbs Fire, which started near Calistoga but spread to Santa Rosa and has burned at least 25,000 acres as of this morning, destroyed the Journey's End mobile home park at 3575 Mendocino Ave., located just north of the Kaiser hospital at 401 Bicentennial Way.
The interior of the Kaiser medical center in Santa Rosa remains closed. All routine and pre-scheduled procedures and appoints for today at the Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Mercury Way medical offices have been canceled.
Kaiser patients needing to be seen for a medical problem can visit walk-up urgent care in Rohnert Park, while people are also can use video visits and telephone appointments for primary care needs. Anyone with questions about appointments can call (866) 454-8855.
Kaiser officials said their pharmacies in Santa Rosa and Napa are closed today, but their pharmacies in San Rafael, Petaluma and Novato remain open.