RED BLUFF, CA - March 27, 2019 – St. Elizabeth Community Hospital Mobile Disaster Response Unit will soon be deployable!
This is an invaluable asset to our local communities as this mobile unit will stand ready and equipped to respond to disasters, when seconds count. The disaster response unit will serve as a patient decontamination center, ready to reduce the effects of harmful exposure, which is critical to survival and recovery.
St. Elizabeth Community Hospital also acquired a van that will be utilized as a command and communications center. It will be deployed with our North State ambulance strike teams as they respond and protect our residents.
The decontamination trailer was stolen from St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff Thanksgiving weekend November 2017. The trailer was found in Stockton January 2018, but at least $250,000 worth of decontamination equipment inside the trailer was gone. The effort to stock the trailer with decontamination supplies and equipment is still ongoing.
About Dignity Health North State
Mercy Medical Center Redding, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta are Dignity Health North State hospitals sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn. The hospitals are passionate about patient care, committed to community outreach, advocates for the underserved, and dedicated to delivering quality, affordable health services to those in need. All three hospitals have been honored with numerous awards. Mercy Medical Center Redding has received National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award for eight consecutive years and the Healthgrades' Distinguished Hospital Award for three consecutive years. St. Elizabeth Community Hospital received a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital in the Nation for seven consecutive years – an honor no other California hospital of its size has achieved. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access hospital in the Nation by the National Rural Health Association. The hospitals also offer a broad array of outpatient services and the senior services of Connected Living. Visit www.mercy.org to learn more.