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New Stanford hospital preps for the ‘big one’
Palo Alto Online

When a large earthquake hits the Bay Area, the new seven-story Stanford Hospital, currently under construction, is expected to literally skate right through it, according to hospital officials.

The 824,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed by 2017 and to open its doors in early 2018. Of all the new features being lauded by officials — a new trauma center, 17 operating rooms and five gardens with walking trails — there are 206 that visitors will never see. And they could turn out to be the most critical to patient care.