Ebola treatment: State needs to name one hospital for care, health workers say
From NJ.com, October 16, 2014
The state’s largest health-care union wants any confirmed Ebola patient treated at a single designated hospital, to both minimize exposure of workers and provide care by expert teams.
Such a centralized approach would go against current state policy, which has emphasized the need for each of the state’s 72 acute-care hospitals to be ready to treat the deadly virus. That union, the Health Professionals and Allied Employees/AFT-AFLCIO, would also like to see the state order every hospital to drill for encountering the unprecedented illness. As it stands, the state has simply recommended the drills.