Ebola Resource Center

Ebola Resource Center

December 02, 2014
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35 US hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers

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Thirty-five hospitals in the United States have been identified and designated as Ebola treatment centers, and more centers are expected to be named in the coming weeks, according to the CDC.

The hospitals are appropriately staffed and equipped to treat patients with Ebola, and have the capabilities, training and resources to care for these patients and minimize the risk to health care workers. The hospitals were designated by state health officials to serve as Ebola treatment facilities, and each facility was assessed by a CDC Rapid Ebola Preparedness team. More than 50 hospitals across 15 states and Washington, D.C., now have been assessed.

As long as Ebola is spreading in West Africa, we must prepare for the possibility of additional cases in the United States,” CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, said in a press release. “We are implementing and constantly strengthening multiple levels of protection, including increasing the number of hospitals that have the training and capabilities to manage the complex care of an Ebola patient. These hospitals have worked hard to rigorously assess their capabilities and train their staff.”

Thomas Frieden

Thomas Frieden

According to the CDC, more than 80% of travelers returning from Ebola-stricken areas live within 200 miles of an Ebola treatment center. Because these travelers undergo active monitoring, officials identified where the travelers are going and where the centers will most likely be needed.

Priority areas include jurisdictions served by the five international airports screening travelers for Ebola: New York’s JFK, Newark, Chicago O’Hare, Washington Dulles and Atlanta. Other priority areas are cities with a high proportion of travelers returning from West Africa and cities with large populations of individuals from West Africa.

While returning travelers are undergoing active monitoring, health authorities are communicating with them to check for symptoms and fever during the 21-day incubation period.

The Ebola treatment centers supplement the biocontainment facilities at Emory University Hospital, Nebraska Medical Center and the NIH. Those facilities will continue to play a major role, particularly for patients evacuated from overseas.

As of Dec. 4, these hospitals have been designated as Ebola treatment centers:

  • Kaiser Oakland Medical Center; Oackland, Calif.
  • Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center; Sacramento, Calif.
  • University of California Davis Medical Center; Sacramento, Calif.
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center; San Francisco
  • Emory University Hospital; Atlanta
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Chicago
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Chicago
  • Rush University Medical Center; Chicago
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore
  • University of Maryland Medical Center; Baltimore
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center; Bethesda, Maryland
  • Allina Health's Unity Hospital; Fridley, Minnesota
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota — Saint Paul campus; St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus; Rochester, Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank campus; Minneapolis
  • Nebraska Medicine — Nebraska Medical Center; Omaha, Nebraska
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • North Shore System LIJ/Glen Cove Hospital; Glen Cove, New York
  • Montefiore Health System; New York 
  • New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital; New York
  • NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation/HHC Bellevue Hospital Center; New York
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital; New York
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Philadelphia
  • Hospital of the University of Pennyslvania; Philadelphia
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galvestonl Galveston, Texas
  • Methodist Hospital System in Collaboration with Parkland Hospital System and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Richardson, Texas
  • Texas Children's Hospital; Houston
  • University of Virginia Medical CEnter; Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center; Richmond, Virginia
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Milwaukee
  • Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin - Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Milawukee
  • UW Health — University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, and the American Family CHildren's Hospital, Madison; Madison, Wisconsin
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center; Washington, D.C.
  • Children's National Medical Center; Washington, D.C.
  • George Washington University Hospital; Washington, D.C.