About 700 Hospital Buildings Require Upgrades, State Says
About 700 hospital buildings in California are rated by the state as needing upgrades to avoid significant damage from a major earthquake. Hospitals face different deadlines to meet the standards, from as early as 2013 to 2030. The economic recession has diminished many hospitals' profit margins and caused facilities to cut back on renovation and building plans.
- "17 Hospital Buildings in County on State List of Seismic Risks" (Kisken, Ventura County Star, 10/9).