California Hospitals Struggle with Earthquake Mandate

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Susan Neer with an X-ray machine

Susan Neer, chief administrastor of Indian Valley Hospital in Greenville, Calif., says she's usually too busy to worry about the seismic safety deadlines. Cy Musiker, KQED hide caption

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California hospitals are mandated to be safe in the event of a major earthquake. The institutions most vulnerable to quake damage are the state's small, rural hospitals. But many say the cost of seismic retrofitting is too expensive. Cy Musiker of member station KQED reports.

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