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As hospital opens, officials bet on innovation
North County Times

North County’s new hospital was set to start receiving patients at 7 a.m. Sunday, altering the region’s health care landscape and capping a process that began 18 years ago with a Los Angeles earthquake.

The 1994 Northridge quake —- which damaged 11 medical centers —- prompted lawmakers to mandate that all hospitals in California be retrofitted by 2013 to meet tougher seismic standards.