Governor Cuomo Names U.R. Medical in Rochester As One of 8 Hospitals For Ebola Patients

October 16, 2014 ALBANY, NY –  Governor Andrew Cuomo has designated eight hospitals statewide to care for potential Ebola patients . The governor today convened New York State agency leadership along with regional hospital and healthcare representatives to outline the State’s plans for Ebola preparedness, and to assure New Yorkers that the State is taking every precaution to protect their health and safety. The Governor has designated eight hospitals statewide to treat potential patients with Ebola. The eight hospitals are:

  • University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester
  • Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse
  • Mt. Sinai in Manhattan
  •  New York Presbyterian in Manhattan
  •  Bellevue in Manhattan
  •  Montefiore in the Bronx North Shore/LIJ Health System in Nassau County
  •  Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island

“Protecting the people of this state is one of our top priorities in government, and I want all New Yorkers to know that we are doing everything necessary to safeguard against the risks of ebola,” Governor Cuomo said. “Today I’m announcing a thorough effort involving multiple state agencies and authorities that will ensure we are prepared to address even the slightest possibility of this disease. On top of these measures, we are working in close coordination with federal and local agencies and health care professionals, and I want to thank all of them for their cooperation and support. This administration has always erred on the side of caution, and this issue is no different. New Yorkers should rest assured that we are taking the steps to be fully prepared for whatever the future brings.”

Health Care Workers: Next week, the State Department of Health will join representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Greater New York Hospital Association, 1199 SEIU and the Partnership for Quality Care for an Ebola education session for health care workers. The event will include national and New York City-area infection control experts, and a hands-on demonstration of wearing and removing equipment. The training will take place on Tuesday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Javits Center in New York City. New York State