MARSHALL FIRE HOSPITAL: Hospital evacuated during Marshall fire to reopen

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (KDVR) – Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital will reopen to patients and the community on Tuesday, January 18, less than three weeks after flames threatened the hospital.

Although the fire broke out into the building, smoke damage affected the interior.

Ash and soot line the corridors of Louisville’s Avista Adventist Hospital after the Marshall Fire (Source: Centura Health)

Since the fire, the hospital has been conducting professional cleaning 24 hours a day, with around 100 workers from Servpro and one industrial cleaner working to ensure the facility is safe and ready for use. caregivers and patients, according to hospital officials.

The hospital says air quality will be in excellent condition before the first patient arrives on Tuesday; All air filtration systems have been replaced and more than 200 “air purifiers” have operated 24/7 since the fire broke out. Cleanup also includes water quality testing, extensive and repeated cleaning of all surfaces, and inspection of all equipment.

“When we reopen on Tuesday, January 18, our patients can be sure that our hospital is 100% safe and fully ready to serve them,” said Isaac Sendros, Director CEO of Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital. “Our Avista teams and professional cleaning partners are working tirelessly to clean every inch of our building, our caretakers and I are delighted to welcome our community. We return and extend our healing mission as we have since 1896.”

Avista staff will be back before the building opens to patients to prepare, but will also need some time to think and reconnect.

Among Avista employees, 12 lost their homes in the fire, and others suffered partial damage. Centura Health said it is continuing to assist employees with temporary housing, financial assistance and paid leave for those unable to work.

https://kdvr.com/news/local/hospital-evacuated-during-marshall-fire-to-reopen/ MARSHALL FIRE HOSPITAL: Hospital evacuated during Marshall fire to reopen

Tom Vazquez

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