As a health care provider, Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) is well prepared to handle a wide range of medical conditions including any number of infectious diseases. Each year, the Hospital’s physicians, nurses and clinical staff participate in local and regional drills that further prepare them to handle unique medical situations.
Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) continues to monitor the Ebola situation around the world with specific interest in cases in the United States. The infectious disease experts at MMH have been in contact with the local Health Department and CDC officials, and have developed specific protocols to screen, identify, and isolate suspected patients with Ebola, should they come into one of the MMH facilities. MMH will continue to provide additional training and education to their staff regarding Ebola to ensure they are prepared to provide the best possible care for the impacted patient(s), while protecting their staff, visitors and the community from the spread of the virus.
It is important to remember Ebola is only spread through contact with blood or other body fluids. Ebola does not spread through the air or through food or water, and with adherence to public health measures poses no significant infection risk to the U.S. population.
For more information about Ebola Disease exposure, please visit www.cdc.gov/ebola.
*Published in the Manchester Enterprise