Emergency and other services remain open at AHTV during power safety shutoff
November 9, 2019
When Southern California Edison shutoff power, community members still had access to emergency patient care at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, which was operating on backup power. Hospital leaders assessed the situation as they received updates from Edison, and they provided more information as it became available. Out of an abundance of caution for patient safety, some outpatient procedures were rescheduled.
Services that were available during the shutoff included:
• Emergency Department, with reduced medical imaging capability
• Medical/Surgical inpatient unit
• Imaging services
• Lab services
• Surgery for emergency cases
• Medical offices in California City, Mojave and Tehachapi
Special note on Tehachapi medical office:
Phone lines at our Tehachapi medical office were down temporarily due to landline outages.
Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees, nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit http://www.AdventistHealth.org for more information.