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New General Hospital trauma center to have key feature for seismic safety
San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco General Hospital is poised to become the first hospital in The City to have a base-isolated foundation — the most earthquake-resistant design known today — when construction of its new trauma center is set to open in December 2015, hospital officials said Tuesday.

Just days after a magnitude-6.0 temblor struck early Sunday near Napa — the largest earthquake to rattle the Bay Area in nearly 25 years — hospital officials are touting such sophisticated seismic-safety efforts included in the yearslong rebuilding of the only full-service trauma center for San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.

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