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UPDATE: Good Samaritan Closes Emergency Department

Hospital close to full evacuation.

Good Samaritan Medical Center reported that they have closed their emergency department as of 3 p.m. Saturday and the facility is almost fully evacuated.

The hospital also announced that they have canceled their operating schedule for Monday, August 29. 

"Following a comprehensive assessment of damage on Sunday, the hospital will determine a schedule for restoration of services," said Public & External Affairs Manager Colleen Valdini.  "It is the hospital’s goal to resume operation as soon as possible with the understanding of its importance as a resource to the community."

Valdini also said that about 370 patients were transferred to local catholic service hospitals and that Good Sam is "close to a total evacuation."

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