NNRH responds to bus accident north of Carlin

August 24, 2019

Original Statement – Posted at 8:40 AM on 8/24/19

Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is responding to the bus accident near Carlin. We have brought in additional staff and have activated our Incident Command System. We are coordinating with local authorities. In the interest of keeping our Emergency Room free from crowding, we encourage community members who are inquiring about the status of patients to check in at the medical office building adjacent to the hospital. We will have staff members there to answer any questions. Additional updates will be forthcoming.

 

Update – Posted at 3:20 PM on 8/24/19

Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital received a number of patients from this morning’s bus accident north of Carlin. Some of these patients were stabilized and transferred to a higher level of care at the University of Utah. Many of the patients were treated in our Emergency Department and released. Family members of all patients have now been contacted. At this point, the flow of patients through our Emergency Department has returned to its normal volume.

Our hearts are heavy for our community today, especially for our neighbors who are hurting. During tragic incidents such as this, it is encouraging to see our community band together. NNRH would like to recognize the many first responders who quickly arrived at the scene of the accident. The hospital also commends REACH Air and MedX AirOne for providing timely and well-coordinated air transport. Finally, thank you to the many individuals and businesses who sent encouragement to our hospital staff or contacted us asking how they could help. Together, we will all keep working to support those whose lives were impacted by today’s events.