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CPMC hospitals may miss earthquake safety deadline due to length of talks
San Francisco Examiner

Prolonged negotiations between The City and the California Pacific Medical Center over a massive new 555-bed facility on Cathedral Hill will likely cause the hospital group to miss a state deadline to meet earthquake safety standards.

Plans for the new hospital have been in the works for the better part of a decade. CPMC wants to move most of the overnight beds from its four existing San Francisco hospitals to the new facility, so it can comply with the state’s seismic safety mandate without having to retrofit all four facilities.