Measures Taken to Earthquake-Proof Alaska Hospital

February 1, 2012

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, in Alaska, is undertaking a project to make the hospital even more earthquake-proof.

The Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation’s Board of Trustees says the hospital was built to withstand a very powerful earthquake but they weren’t sure it would be operational.

With that goal in mind, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says that the foundation has started a $1.7 million project to upgrade the structure of the building, providing an extra dose of insurance for the only public hospital in the Interior.

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