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NIHD one of several hospitals to receive bomb threat email


NIHD one of several hospitals to receive bomb threat email

Tuesday evening, January 2, Northern Inyo Healthcare District received an email claiming that explosive materials were in the facility.

Upon such news, multiple actions were taken to ensure the patients and staff were safe. Facilities and Security began searching the buildings within 30 minutes. The Bishop Police Department was notified, offering resources; multiple leaders were contacted.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the threat was sent to all Northern California hospitals, hundreds of hospitals throughout the country, and synagogues.  The search concluded with no devices discovered.

“Every day we all must remain cognizant of our environment and call attention to anything that looks out of place,” reminds NIHD CEO Stephen DelRossi. “I am particularly proud of how our team reacted to the threat and the speed at which they operated. As many of you know, Mammoth Hospital also received a similar email Tuesday.  Our senior staff was notified fairly early of Mammoth’s situation and it provided guidance for us.”

DelRossi said hospital operations would continue as usual.

About Northern Inyo Healthcare District: Founded in 1946, Northern Inyo Healthcare District features a 25-bed critical access hospital, a 24-hour emergency department, a primary care rural health clinic, a diagnostic imaging center, and clinics specializing in women’s health, orthopedics, internal medicine, pediatrics and allergies, general surgery, colorectal surgery, breast cancer surgery, and urology. Continually striving to improve the health outcomes of those who rely on its services, Northern Inyo Healthcare District aims to improve our communities one life at a time. One team, one goal, your health.


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