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JHH and others to be designated to treat local Ebola patients

Dear Colleagues:
 
Along with other hospitals in Maryland and Washington, D.C., The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been identified as a designated site to care for Ebola patients. Currently there are no Ebola patients at any of the Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals, but as you have probably seen in the news the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is designating various health and medical centers throughout the country to provide care should the need arise. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the sites that have agreed to deliver care locally along with University of Maryland Medical Center and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
 
For some months now, infectious disease and other clinical experts throughout JHM have been preparing to safely care for patients with Ebola without compromising the protection of our other patients, visitors and care team. The CDC has also tapped the Armstrong Institute to lead a multidisciplinary team of infectious disease experts and designers to create an e-learning module to help clinicians don and doff personal protective equipment more easily and safely. Our aim is to provide the best training and safety measures for our clinicians along with the best care for our patients.
 
There will be more details to come regarding specific plans for care. In the meantime visit our web sites, http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/ebola/ and http://www.hopkins-cepar.org/, where new information is being posted daily.
 
Thank you for all that you do to keep our patients and your colleagues safe each day.
 
Sincerely,
 
Paul B. Rothman, M.D.
Dean of the Medical Faculty
CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine
 
Ronald R. Peterson
President
The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
EVP, Johns Hopkins Medicine