Palomar Medical Center in Escondido was fully functional and operating normally on Oct. 24, while crews worked to reopen Pomerado Hospital in Poway.
The Poway hospital could be open as early as Oct. 25.
That is the word from Palomar Pomerado Health, which said this week that there had been conflicting reports confusing the evacuation and closure of one of its hospitals.
At noon Oct. 24, the PPH system, which operates both hospitals, had 100 people cleaning Pomerado Hospital, which had been evacuated and closed due to fire Oct. 22.
Spokesman Andy Hoang said crews were scrubbing the hospital inside and out in preparation for a county inspection.
“We’re hoping to open by tomorrow,” Hoang said Oct. 24.
, Brad Graves