35 US hospitals now designated Ebola treatment centers

Thirty-five hospitals in 12 states and Washington, D.C., have been designated as Ebola treatment centers by state health officials, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The designated treatment centers have capabilities, training and resources to provide care to a person with Ebola with minimal risk to healthcare workers. Each hospital has been assessed on-site by a CDC Rapid Ebola Preparedness team.

More than 80 percent of travelers coming from Ebola-stricken countries in the U.S. live within 200 miles of one of the Ebola treatment centers, according to the CDC. Priority areas for designated hospitals are served by the five international airports screening for Ebola, cities with a high proportion of returning travelers from West Africa, and cities where many people from West Africa live.

"We are implementing and constantly strengthening multiple levels of protection, including the number of hospitals that have the training and capabilities to manage the complex care of an Ebola patient," said Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, the director of the CDC. "These hospitals have worked hard to rigorously assess their capabilities and train their staff."

More hospitals are expected to be designated as Ebola treatment centers in the coming months. The 35 hospitals designated as such as of Dec. 2 are listed below alphabetically by state.

California

  • Kaiser Oakland (Calif.) Medical Center
  • Kaiser South Sacramento (Calif.) Medical Center
  • University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento)
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Georgia

  • Emory University Hospital (Atlanta)

Illinois

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
  • Rush University Medical Center (Chicago)
  • University of Chicago Medical Center

Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore)
  • University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore)
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (Bethesda)

Minnesota

  • Allina Health's Unity Hospital (Fridley)
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (St. Paul)
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital (Rochester)
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank Campus (Minneapolis)

Nebraska

  • Nebraska Medicine (Omaha)

New York

  • North Shore System LIJ/Glen Cove (N.Y.) Hospital
  • Montefiore Health System (New York City)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital (New York City)
  • NYC Health and Hospitals Corp./HHC Bellevue Hospital Center (New York City)
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City)

New Jersey

  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick)

Pennsylvania

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

Texas

  • Methodist Hospital System in collaboration with Parkland Hospital System and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Richardson)
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Virginia

  • University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (Richmond)

Wisconsin

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
  • Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin-Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee)
  • UW Health-University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, and the American Family Children's Hospital, Madison

Washington, D.C.

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • George Washington University Hospital

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