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How to evacuate a hospital: The story of clearing out Avista Adventist

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Avista Adventist Hospital is closed and access is restricted on Monday evening, Jan. 3, 2021. The Marshall fire ignited Dec. 30, 2021, in Boulder County and destroyed nearly 1,000 homes, businesses and services in and around Superior and Louisville, and left thousands of people scrambling to evacuate, driven by winds that sometimes exceeded 100 mph.

When the evacuation order for the Marshall Fire came, the 600-member staff of Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville sprang into action. The hospital's CEO Isaac Sendros recounts how they cleared everyone from preemies to COVID patients.