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Bay Area hospital development in danger of flat-lining
San Francisco Examiner - Katie Worth

After a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked Southern California’s San Fernando Valley in 1994, eight of the area’s hospitals were so damaged that thousands of patients had to be evacuated. It was, by all accounts, a disaster. It took mere months for lawmakers to mandate that all hospitals in the state must rebuild their facilities to higher seismic standards. The deadline, initially set for Jan. 1, 2008, was later pushed to 2013, with some hospitals getting an additional two-year extension.