Monday, August 31, 2015

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. Ebola. Funding for Hospitals. August 31, 2015

Caring for Ebola Patients.  U.S. HHS Funding for Hospitals.
  • HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has awarded approximately $20 million through its Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) to enhance the regional treatment centers' capabilities to care for patients with Ebola or other highly infectious diseases. ASPR will provide an additional $9 million to these recipients in the subsequent four years to sustain their readiness.
  • HHS selects nine regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers:    The facilities announced today will be continuously ready and available to care for a patient with Ebola or another severe, highly infectious disease, whether the patient is medically evacuated from overseas or is diagnosed within the United States.
  • The nine awardees and their partner hospitals are:*Massachusetts Department of Public Health in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts *New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in partnership with New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation/HHC Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City *Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in partnership with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland *Georgia Department of Public Health in partnership with Emory University Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia *Minnesota Department of Health in partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota *Texas Department of State Health Services in partnership with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in Galveston, Texas *Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska *Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in partnership with Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado *Washington State Department of Health in partnership with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital in Spokane, Washington       

          For more information on the National Ebola Training and Education Center, contact hpp@hhs.gov

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