Health officials have designated four D.C.-area hospitals as Ebola treatment centers.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services included the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. on a list Tuesday of 35 designated hospitals across the country.
Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who contracted the Ebola virus, was successfully treated at NIH back in October.
Others designated hospitals are clustered in metropolitan areas like New York City and San Francisco. Two hospitals located in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia, also made the list, as did two in Baltimore. Click here for the full list.
The 35 hospitals are deemed to have the staff, equipment and training to safely and effectively care for Ebola.
West Africa is currently suffering the worst Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 15,900 illnesses and at least 5,700 deaths. Four cases have been diagnosed in the United States.
- Kaiser Oakland Medical Center; Oakland, California
- Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center; Sacramento, California
- University of California Davis Medical Center; Sacramento, California
- University of California San Francisco Medical Center; San Francisco, California
- Emory University Hospital; Atlanta, Georgia
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Chicago, Illinois
- Rush University Medical Center; Chicago, Illinois
- University of Chicago Medical Center; Chicago, Illinois
- Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore, Maryland
- University of Maryland Medical Center; Baltimore, Maryland
- National Institutes of Health Clinical Center; Bethesda, Maryland
- Allina Health’s Unity Hospital; Fridley, Minnesota
- Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; St. Paul, Minnesota
- Mayo Clinic Hospital; Minneapolis, Minnesota
- University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank Campus, Minneapolis;
- Rochester, Minnesota
- Nebraska Medicine; Omaha, Nebraska
- North Shore System LIJ/Glen Cove Hospital; Glen Cove, New York
- Montefiore Health System; New York City, New York
- New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital; New York City, New York
- NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation/HHC Bellevue Hospital Center; New York City, New York
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; New Brunswick, New Jersey
- The Mount Sinai Hospital; New York City, New York
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Galveston, Texas
- Methodist Hospital System in collaboration with Parkland Hospital System and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Richardson, Texas
- University of Virginia Medical Center; Charlottesville, Virginia
- Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center; Richmond, Virginia
- Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin – Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- UW Health – University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, and the American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison; Madison, Wisconsin
- MedStar Washington Hospital Center; Washington, DC
- Children's National Medical Center; Washington DC
- George Washington University Hospital; Washington DC