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Association Member Part of New Ebola Training, Education Center

A longtime association member hospital is among three institutions chosen to collaborate with federal agencies on a new center for evidence-based practices for the identification, isolation, transportation, and treatment of patients with Ebola Virus Disease and other infectious diseases.

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Bellevue Hospital Center, along with Emory University, in Atlanta, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, will support the new National Ebola Training and Education Center.

They will collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). CDC and ASPR granted the three institutions $12 million over the next five years to lead education efforts and expand on previous training as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues.

CDC previously announced training opportunities this summer for up to 400 staff from Ebola assessment hospitals.

For more information on Ebola, visit America’s Essential Hospitals’ resource page on Ebola or contact Policy Analyst Maryellen Guinan, Esq., at mguinan@essentialhospitals.org or 202.495.3354 with questions.

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Matt Buechner is the policy and advocacy associate for America's Essential Hospitals.