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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Designated as One of the Ebola Assessment Hospitals in Wyoming

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Designated as One of the Ebola Assessment Hospitals in Wyoming

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has been selected by the Wyoming Department of Health as one of two hospitals in Wyoming designated as an Ebola Assessment Hospital. Any selected Ebola assessment hospital must be prepared to provide up to 96 hours of isolation, evaluation and care for a person suspected of having the virus, or until the diagnosis is either confirmed or ruled out. Any patient confirmed as having the Ebola virus would then be transported to an Ebola treatment hospital, where the patient can be properly cared for during the duration final stages of the illness. Currently, there are 55 Ebola treatment and assessment hospitals in the United States. The closest to Cheyenne -- Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, CO, and Children's Hospital in Aurora, CO. CRMC is currently training a 20-member Infectious Patient Response Team that will strengthen their overall system and preparedness. “During the Ebola scare last year, we learned that there are a lot of people in our community who travel out of the country and could potentially be exposed to infectious diseases that aren’t endemic to the United States or our region,” Candis Pickard, CRMC’s emergency preparedness coordinator said. “Having the systems, training and people in place to care for someone who may have the Ebola virus is helping us better prepare to treat any kind of infectious disease that might walk through our doors.” For more on requirements for Ebola assessment hospitals: click here . #shortgo