Thursday, July 10, 2008

Did you feel the quake?

Yes - we had a small earthquake early this morning in San Jose. Yet another reminder of the discussion, growing louder every day, about how we must safeguard our community's largest hospital - Valley Medical Center - in case the next one is NOT a small earthquake.

Seismologists agree with we who grew up here: It's not a matter of "if", but "when".

Please read today's Op/Ed piece in the Mercury News by our own Leah Toeniskoetter, Chair of the VMC Foundation Board of makes the point far more eloquently than I could. It starts like this:

Last month's devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province, in which thousands died and more than 270,000 were injured, has once again focused California's attention on our own vulerability to this type of tragedy.

Please read on by clicking here. Thanks, and by all means, spread the word.

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