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Save California’s ‘hospitals in a box’
Los Angeles Times

We have watched a series of disasters sweep through the nation this spring, taxing the emergency services of states and the federal government. In Joplin, Mo., one of the scariest scenarios occurred when the tornado that leveled a third of the city also knocked out one of its main hospitals, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, at the exact moment when hospital care was needed most.

We don’t have killer tornadoes in California, of course, but our hospitals could be just as vulnerable to the disasters we do have.