Dartmouth-Hitchcock Willing To Take Potential Ebola Patients

Oct 22, 2014

Credit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

State health officials say in the highly unlikely event any Ebola patients are identified in New Hampshire, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon has agreed to accept them.

The Department of Health and Human Services says each of the state’s 26 hospitals are prepared to identify and isolate a potential Ebola patient, but that long-term care would be better managed at the Lebanon hospital, or a designated national center.

Outside of three cases in Dallas, Texas, no one in the U.S. has been diagnosed with Ebola.

Health facilities in New Hampshire are taking precautions, screening patients by asking them if they have a fever, and if they’ve recently traveled to West Africa.