As you know, preparations for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola have been underway for several months at HUP. We were among the first in the nation to offer our special expertise in this global public health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that HUP is part of an elite group of 35 hospitals nationwide – and the only adult hospital in Pennsylvania – capable of safely caring for patients with Ebola.
As always, we encourage all staff to continue to check for updates. As a reminder, two phone lines are available to assist clinicians and staff around the clock:
*Clinicians with patient-related questions should call 215-614-0524. A physician will answer and handle calls about screening, isolation and, if necessary, lead arrangements for patient transport to HUP from another entity.
*General questions not pertaining to direct patient care can be directed to 215-615-2929.