With the confirmation of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a Doctors without Borders physician in New York City, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined the state’s Ebola preparedness plan, which includes the assignment of eight hospitals statewide to handle all patients diagnosed with Ebola.
The eight hospitals which are prepared and equipped for the isolation, identification, and treatment of Ebola patients, include: Mt. Sinai in Manhattan, New York Presbyterian in Manhattan, Bellevue in Manhattan (where Dr. Spencer is admitted), Montefiore in the Bronx, North Shore/LIJ Health System in Nassau County, Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester and Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island.
“As we learn about the first positive Ebola Case in New York City, I want to assure New Yorkers that we are prepared,” Governor Cuomo said. “Over the past few weeks we have undertaken a thorough and coordinated effort alongside all relevant partners, from healthcare workers to the local and federal governments, in order to implement the appropriate precautions. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Spencer as well as his family and friends, and I hope for his quick recovery.”