California hospital buildings need seismic upgrades

January 11, 2017

Three of the Sonoma County Calif.’s seven general acute care hospital campuses have a total of six buildings that would likely be knocked out of commission during an earthquake, according to an article on the Sonoma News website.

Ninety-one percent of the county’s 68 structures located on hospital campuses would probably remain standing and even continue providing services, state officials said.

However, three of the county’s seven general acute care hospital campuses have a total of six buildings that would likely be knocked out of commission during an earthquake, the article said.

By 2030, all hospital structures must be strong enough to remain operational after the shaking stops.

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