Patient tests negative for Ebola
November 15, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Today, state health leaders and caregivers at Providence Health & Services Alaska announced that a patient who presented with symptoms and possible travel history at Providence Alaska Medical Center tested negative for Ebola.
For now, the patient will continue to require inpatient care and monitoring. The patient will remain in the separate unit where they are being treated at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Physicians, nurses and other caregivers will continue to follow all infectious disease and safety protocols.
“This is good news for our patient and community,” said Richard Mandsager, M.D., chief executive, Providence Alaska Medical Center. “Throughout this process, our specially trained teams here at PAMC have provided outstanding, compassionate care and demonstrated collaboration and communication with our community and public health partners. We were ready, and it showed. I want to thank all of our caregivers for their professionalism and commitment to delivering the best care with compassion.”
Out of respect for the patient’s privacy, no additional information on their condition or potential release is available.