4 Chicago hospitals prepare to provide Ebola care if needed

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The Chicago Dept of Public Health along with Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday the four Chicago hospitals prepared to provide care to Ebola patients.

Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (for pediatric patients) have agreed to form a network of resource centers “in the unlikely event of a patient being diagnosed with Ebola in Chicago,” according to a statement put out by the Dept of Public Health.

“Even though the chances of an individual being diagnosed in Chicago are still extremely unlikely, we are doing everything we can to ensure our City is prepared to respond quickly and effectively,” said Emanuel said in the statement.

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