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Sutter Memorial gets short seismic safety reprieve
Sacramento Business Journal

A bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown allows Sutter Memorial Hospital to operate until Sept. 1, 2015 without meeting state earthquake safety rules. The local hospital is one of five granted the reprieve under Assembly Bill 2557 by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan from Sacramento. It’s the only one in this area. These hospitals were supposed to close or retrofit to meet earthquake safety standards by Jan. 1, 2015 but had urgent needs for a little more time. The reason for the need at Sutter Memorial: a big water leak Feb. 4 at the eight-story Women’s and Children’s Center under construction in midtown Sacramento.