Long Beach Hospital to Close After Report Reveals Facility Sits on Active Earthquake Fault

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Community Medical Center Long Beach will close within four months after a report revealed the facility sits on an active earthquake fault, hospital officials said Monday.

A map shows the location of Community Medical Center Long Beach. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

A map shows the location of Community Medical Center Long Beach. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Officials said in November the hospital would not meet state seismic regulations that will become effective next June because of the fault zone under the 94-year-old structure.

Running the hospital has since become increasingly difficult because staff members have started leaving, officials say.

On Monday, officials from MemorialCare, which runs the hospital, submitted a 120-day lease termination notice with the city of Long Beach, which owns the land and the facility.

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