Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, seen in August 2014.
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By Alice Park
December 2, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has designated 35 hospitals across the U.S. as Ebola treatment centers: facilities that will take in Ebola patients from wherever they first present and provide the more intensive care in isolation wards that the cases require.

The hospitals were evaluated by the CDC’s Rapid Ebola Preparedness team, and staff were trained in infection control, use of personal protective equipment and removal of waste from patient rooms. The CDC reviewed 50 hospitals in 15 states.

About 80% of people entering the U.S. from the affected West African countries live within 200 miles of one of the centers, according to the agency. Every person returning from these regions is required to take their temperature daily for 21 days, the incubation period for the virus. More than 3,000 travelers have been monitored by the CDC and state health departments since the program was implemented in November.

More Ebola treatment centers may be added in coming weeks, but for now, here is a list of the approved facilities:

  • 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

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