In October 2007, five major fires broke out within San Diego County, causing the evacuation of more than 500,000 people, millions of dollars in damage and significant disruptions to the county healthcare system.

Kurt Salmon was engaged to assist the California HealthCare Foundation in developing a situation assessment of the acute-care hospital response during the 2007 San Diego Wildfires. The objectives for this project were to identify changes in demand at area hospitals, understand how hospitals responded to the changes in demand and what, if any, lessons could be learned from this disaster.

To read the full report, please download the PDF.

1 September 2008