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Correction to an earlier story about Samaritan Hospital Lincoln City

NewsLincolnCounty.com wants to correct an error made by someone who claimed that Samaritan Hospital closed temporarily due to the big fires…one of which was bearing down on the northeast corner of Lincoln City. 

The claim was that since the hospital didn’t have a back up electricity generator they had to temporarily close their doors.  News Lincoln County just received a very pointed correction revealing that the hospital always had emergency back-up power.  The closure of the hospital was out of an abundance of caution as the Echo Mountain fire was bearing down on Lincoln City – not because of a lack of back-up electrical power. 

Here’s the quote from the hospital: 

Some are saying that we evacuated patients and staff from our incredible new hospital because we have no generator. That is very far from the truth. In fact, this hospital has an abundance of means to support our medical, technical and utility systems which allowed us to provide care safely and effectively throughout the power outages related to the windstorm and wildfires. Our community is blessed to have this facility!   
News Lincoln County regrets the misinformation.
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