Collins on Ebola Response: "Georgia Got it Right"

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Northeast Georgia’s Congressman Praises Emory’s Treatment of Ebola Patients in House Oversight Hearing


WASHINGTON, Oct 24 – Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09), speaking at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing on the federal government’s response to the Ebola outbreak today in Washington, praised Emory University as the first hospital in the United States to successfully treat the disease.

Georgia got it right. Emory got it right,” Congressman Collins told the panel of experts, which included assistant secretaries from the Departments of Health and Human Services and Defense as well as representatives from healthcare professional organizations. “They have the protocols in place, and they have the equipment in place. I want to commend Emory University in Atlanta for being the first hospital to successfully treat an Ebola patient in America.”

Congressman Collins’s full remarks and answers to the questions he posed to the panel may be viewed here.

Collins also took the opportunity to enter into the record this Washington Post op-ed by John Fox, chairman and chief executive of Emory Healthcare, which outlines Emory’s approach to the successful treatment of Ebola and underscores the importance of sharing information across agency lines. 

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