Dallas hospital shouldn’t be scapegoat in Ebola response
Regarding “Texas Health Resources CEO admits staff not fully trained before Ebola outbreak” (ModernHealthcare.com, Oct. 19), Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is being made a scapegoat for its response to the arrival of Ebola virus at the hospital. The truth is that Duncan could have gotten off a plane in any major city in the U.S. The story would have been similar. How many front-line healthcare workers and administrators were expecting a disease that is rampant thousands of miles away, over the Atlantic and another continent to show up at their emergency room?
THR has taken enough lumps. It’s time for the medical community to stand by this facility. It could have happened anywhere, but Duncan got off the plane in Dallas. Can any hospital system say for certain that they would have reacted better?
Alan Muratet San Luis Obispo, Calif.