In working with the Colorado Hospital Association, CDPHE expects all hospitals to be prepared to identify, isolate and provide initial care in the event of a suspect or confirmed ebola patient in Colorado. In some situations, there may be a need for a higher level of care and we have identified three hospitals in Colorado that are prepared to provide this level of care for a patient with ebola. These hospitals are Denver Health, University Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. We expect to add other facilities as a result of our ongoing hospital survey. This care is an extension of the advanced care services they already provide and makes them a logical choice to provide care to ebola patients.
Gov. John Hicklooper participated in a call today between CDPHE and health care providers around the state. He remains briefed on any developments regarding the state’s ebola preparations.