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Seismic Safety Standards Require California Hospital Upgrades


California’s hospitals are scrambling to retrofit their buildings before the The Big One hits, an effort that will cost between $34 billion and $143 billion and could jeopardize healthcare access, according to a new report from Rand Corp. The state’s 418 hospitals are racing to meet seismic safety standards set by a California law. By 2020, hospitals must reduce the risk of collapse, and by 2030, they must be able to remain operation after a major earthquake.  Click here for more information.

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