Feather River Health Center expected to reopen in coming weeks, hospital will take longer
PARADISE, Calif. —
Feather River Health Center, Adventist Health's largest clinic located on Skyway Road in Paradise, is expected to reopen in the coming weeks as soon as public access is restored.
Adventist Health said this will be one of the first businesses to return to Paradise and will extend significant access to health services in Butte County.
As for the Feather River Medical Center, those recovery efforts are expected to take longer.
Though some of the newer buildings were spared from the worst of the damage, the infrastructure, access, clean up and population needed to support the acute care campus are going to take longer to be restored.
In a statement written by Adventist Health, they said, "We are focusing our attention to support the immediate and long-term recovery of our associates and their families. We have informed them that it will be at least a year or more before many services are restored, and longer before they reach their former scale".
Adventist Health said they are working to help their employees find new opportunities elsewhere within Adventist Health. Their hope and intent is to place all of those employees who are willing to relocate somewhere within Adventist Health and to work with those who cannot relocate to find connections locally with other organizations.
They added that when the time is right and services return, they will encourage those who wish to return to the community to come back.
Adventist Health also recognizes that while restoring vital health services for the community is important, restoring hope is also important.
They have already raised a total of $6.5 million for its associates and are committed to expanding its Fire Assistance Fund to benefit the entire Butte County community.