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Hospitals handle power outage well, find a few areas to improve
North County Times

Officials at local hospitals said Friday that improved communications and disaster planning helped them handle an unexpected surge of emergency-room patients during Thursday’s power outage, but that more can be done to improve before the region’s next crisis. A key priority will be educating people who are chronically ill, but aren’t suffering from a life-threatening emergency, about where to seek help when disaster strikes.