The National Institute of Standards and Technology's recently issued draft report on the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo., calls for creating nationally accepted standards for tornado-resistant design that would require critical buildings like hospitals to remain operational in the event of a tornado, according to an item in the American Society for Healthcare Engineering's ASHE Insider e-newsletter. The draft report, which makes several recommendations, describes how the tornado affected St. John's Regional Medical Center.

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