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Napa hospital, damaged in earthquake, rallies as patients flow in
Los Angeles Times

At Queen of the Valley Medical Center, a Catholic nonprofit hospital founded in 1958, there was a sense of pride at the efficiency and commitment of everyone who sprang into action after a magnitude-6.0 earthquake rocked much of the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday..

The Napa, Calif., hospital had suffered minor damage and had to rely on emergency generators for about three hours.

But hospital Chief Executive Walt Mickens said everyone — including first responders shuttling the wounded in by ambulance, staff members who flooded into work, and engineers who got the facility fully up and running — reacted “in an extraordinary fashion to a very significant event.”

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