June 7th, 2022 - Diversion Announcement
Plumas District Hospital will be on OB diversion and unable to deliver babies at our facility at least through September 1, 2022. Plumas District Hospital has established collaborative agreements with other hospitals in the region to be able to provide a hybrid or team approach for pregnancy and delivery needs. It is our intention to continue to provide perinatal care for expecting mothers up to 36 weeks of pregnancy, with the objective of a smooth transfer of care for delivery. We are looking into how best to continue supporting the transition recognizing that some people have financial and transportation constraints. Patients who have labor questions should follow up with their OB provider during business hours and use the emergency room for emergent questions after hours. Plumas District Hospital Emergency Room will support the emergent transfer of laboring patients to another facility.
It is also important to be able to support families and new baby needs by providing follow up care in the Rural Health Clinic after baby arrives. All of our OB providers (Physicians and Midwife) are continuing to see OB patients in the Rural Health Clinic.
In order to provide safe and sustainable care for our patients and their families, we are committed to exploring alternative options for care to expecting mothers and their babies. We have dedicated staff working on care coordination and the future of OB services in our community.
Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Women's Health
Dr. Lewis hopes to build a relationship of trust with each patient, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, and when necessary, offering medications, procedures, counseling, or prayer.Read More