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Quake's toll: Roughly 200 treated at Napa hospital

  • A triage center was set up at Queen of the Valley Hospital for those injured from the earthquake in Napa, Sunday Aug. 24, 2014. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Napa’s earthquake victims arrived at Queen of the Valley Hospital throughout Sunday, many their feet bleeding from broken glass after they jumped out of bed barefoot when the temblor struck.

By late afternoon doctors had seen about 200 patients in their outdoor triage center, said Vanessa deGier, hospital spokeswoman.

Most were treated and released after being stitched or bandaged. But a dozen patients were admitted to the hospital, not all in critical condition, she said.

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“The majority were fracture related,” deGier said.

She said two suffered critical injuries, including 14-year-old Nicholas Dillon, who was flown to UC Davis Children’s Hospital where officials there said he remained in serious condition as of Sunday night.

The teen was having a slumber party and had been sleeping at the foot of the brick fireplace when it toppled down, said his brother, Joseph Dillon. He added his brother’s friends, grandparents and mother were all in the single-family home on Eva Street when the quake hit.

“My mom was crying,” Joseph Dillon said. “It was a whole lot of drama.”

He said his parents were at UC Davis Medical Center with his brother, who suffered a fractured pelvis.

The other critical patient was an adult who suffered multiple fractures, deGier said. The patient was being treated in intensive care.

Hospital officials planned to keep the outdoor triage center operating throughout the evening, deGier said.


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