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Hospitals stand on shaky future
Whittier Daily News

When the 1994 Northridge earthquake damaged 11 nearby hospitals, California legislators issued an ultimatum to hospital owners statewide: Fix your highest-risk buildings by New Year’s Day 2008 or the state will shut them down. The law might have brought a burst of new construction to the Southland and a wealth of tough-walled hospitals designed to survive a major rupture on the southern San Andreas Fault, the most dangerous fault in the state.