ECRMC quake work rolls ahead after long, shaky journey

A signage shows direction to the emergency room at El Centro Regional Medical Center.JOSELITO VILLERO PHOTOJoselito/Wednesday, March 03, 2010

For five years El Centro Regional Medical Center has been on shaky ground in its efforts to become earthquake-proof when two prior attempts to secure tens of millions of dollars to do the work stalled.

What’s more, that inability to move forward on funding the state-mandated seismic construction projects had impacts on affiliation talks with Scripps Health of San Diego and Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, according to ECRMC officials.

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