Kaiser Medical Center Reopens

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center is reopen more than two weeks after the Tubbs Fire forced its evacuation and closure. The facility on Bicentennial Way officially started taking patients at three o’clock yesterday afternoon, following a ceremony for medical and administration staff that included a bagpipe musician playing “Amazing Grace.” More than 200 Kaiser doctors, nurses and other staff lost homes in the deadly wildfires, but the fires did not damage the hospital and emergency department, which logs an average of about 160 visits a day.