US Ebola treatment centers reach 55

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa is on the decline but the number of Ebola treatment centers in the United States continues to grow.

As of Feb. 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes 55 designated Ebola treatment centers across the nation, seven* more than were designated roughly one month ago.

Ebola treatment centers are staffed, equipped and capable of providing the complex care for a person with Ebola while minimizing risk to healthcare workers. In addition to having the proper resources to provide treatment, they have the properly trained staff.

In total, the following eight treatment centers were designated within the past month:

Arizona

  • Maricopa Integrated Health Systems (Phoenix)
  • University of Arizona Health Network (Tucson)

Colorado

  • Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora)
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Georgia

  • Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta)

Ohio

  • MetroHealth Medical Center (Cleveland)

Washington

  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spokane)

West Virginia

  • West Virginia University Hospital (Morgantown)

*Eight treatment centers were added but the total number only increased by seven because the University of Texas Southwestern Clinical Center in Richardson, Texas, is no longer a designated center.

 

 

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