In light of the recent presentation of an Ebola patient in Texas and transmission of the virus to two caregivers, there is much concern about the disease and preparedness plans to deal with it.
Be assured that Southwest General does have a plan in place to detect a potentially infected person, protect caregivers and others from exposure, and respond with appropriate patient care. The safety of our patients, caregivers and others is our top priority.
Southwest General is collaborating with local and national experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and our partner, University Hospitals, in response to the situation.
Should a person present with symptoms consistent with Ebola, a history of travel to West Africa within the past 30 days, or contact with a person diagnosed with Ebola, we have an Ebola Response Plan and Protocols at Southwest General to ensure safe delivery of care.
As your community health care provider, we are committed to doing everything we can to provide you with current information to help you stay informed and alleviate concern.
For more information about Ebola, call the Ohio Department of Health’s 24-Hour a day call center 1-866-800-1404 or visit the sites below:
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Ohio Hospital Association