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Baby Returned to Mercy Medical Center NICU following Carr Fire

One of the six babies evacuated from the NICU at Mercy Medical Center was returned to the hospital.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 8:09 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2018 6:11 AM

REDDING, Calif. - One of the six babies evacuated from the neonatal intensive care unit at Mercy Medical Center was returned to the hospital. 

At about 4:30 on July 30, Isabella, arrived in Redding. 

She was evacuated on July 26 as a precaution when flames were visible from the hospital. It takes three to four hours to prepare NICU babies to evacuate, they were evacuated to Sacramento. 

Five of the babies went to U.C. Davis Children's Medical Center and one was flown to Mercy San Juan. 

As of July 30, one baby has been discharged in the Sacramento area, two others are anticipated to be discharged soon. 

Isabella was the first of three babies to return to Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center. 

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