California hospitals share earthquake preparedness information with government

More than 90 percent of California hospitals provided the state and federal government with information on their earthquake preparedness plans, up from 50 percent to 60 percent in a 2011, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Some hospitals said the 2011 survey was too detailed and others said they never received it, but the newer survey was more widely accepted. Even Kaiser Permanente, which didn't participate in 2011, got all 35 of its hospitals to take the survey. The California Hospital Association will analyze the data from the almost 330 general acute care hospitals across the state, then pass on the information--most of which focused on emergency generators, water usage, capacity of water tanks, details about helipads and emergency communications--to state and federal emergency agencies. Article