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St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Remains Open


St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake would like residents of Lake County to rest assured that the hospital is open and prepared for whatever challenges the Rocky Fire brings.    The hospital is not only anticipating health problems such as respiratory issues, smoke inhalation, and possible burn injuries, but St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake staff are operating at full capacity to address any health needs per normal operating procedure. 

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake administration has set up an Incident Command Center, to mobilize communication efforts between county health offices and first responders, and to make contingency plans for various worst-case scenarios.  “Regardless of what happens, the hospital will be prepared”, says Incident Commander Carlton Jacobson. 

Hospital leadership urges readers to find reliable sources of information such as,, and the Lake County Office of Emergency Services’ Facebook page.  This will help avoid misinformation from being disseminated.  At a time like this, accurate information is critical. 

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,600 includes more than 20,500 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,600 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 220 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics,) 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit for more information.