Holy Cross Medical Center and the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires

As the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires continue to threaten our region, Holy Cross Hospital has been working closely with local Emergency Response Coordinator David Elliot to make sure that proper response plans are in place.

Holy Cross Medical Center has over 400 employees. Some employees live in neighboring communities that are under different levels of evacuation notice, and the team at the hospital is monitoring the situation in regards to those that might be affected by evacuations. Holy Cross is helping employees that are displaced from their homes find safe places to relocate and is offering housing support if necessary. 

In preparation for possible air quality degradation due to smoke from the fires, the Holy Cross Hospital maintenance team is evaluating the hospital’s HVAC system and making plans to mitigate potential smoky conditions and poor air quality. 

Holy Cross Hospital remains open and the emergency response team does not foresee an immediate situation where services would need to be restricted. Bill Patten, CEO of Holy Cross Medical Center said  “It is important that our community knows that our hospital remains open to provide quality health care. Though this is an evolving situation and weather patterns can change, it appears unlikely that the hospital or any of our facilities will be at risk, and Holy Cross is here and ready to care for our community.”

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