Curry Medical Center - Normal Services Resumed
BROOKINGS, OR (August 22, 2017) - Curry Medical Center, Brookings - update for services on Tue., 8/22
It is business as usual at Curry Medical Center in Brookings today. We will welcome patients with scheduled appointments for Primary Care and Specialty Care, and Urgent Care will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In response to the Chetco Bar Fire and the evacuation of residents that included providers and other healthcare staff, Curry Health Network (CHN) opened its Hospital Incident Command (HICS) Center to prepare for any impacts it may have from the Chetco Bar Fire.
Given the information CHN had at that time, it was determined that conserving resources and focusing on Urgent Care needs of the community would be a priority. To that end, CHN made the decision to operate a robust Urgent Care Clinic from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with additional Providers and a full compliment of laboratory and diagnostic services. All patients that presented to Curry Medical Center (CMC) were seen, even patients who had appointments with their primary care provider on Monday. The day was successful from a patient safety/patient-centered healthcare perspective.
Today, August 22, 2017, healthcare services at CMC are back to normal with primary care, specialty care, urgent care, lab and x-ray open to see patients. We will continue to monitor the impacts of the Chetco Bar Fire on residents, employees and providers and will adjust operations accordingly.