To increase the capability of United States public health and health care systems to safely and effectively manage individuals with suspected and confirmed special pathogens
A sustainable infrastructure and culture of readiness for managing suspected and confirmed Ebola and other special pathogen incidents across United States public health and health care delivery systems
The National Ebola Training and Education Center is comprised of faculty and staff from Emory University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine and the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, Bellevue Hospital Center. All three of these health care institutions have safely and successfully treated patients with Ebola and have worked diligently to share their knowledge with other health care facilities and public health jurisdictions. The goal of the NETEC is to combine these resources into one comprehensive assessment, educational and training tool for health care systems throughout the United States.
Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the Southeast’s leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: our scholars and experts generate more than $521 million in research funding annually, while also maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching.
Emory University Hospital is a 733-bed facility specializing in the care of the acutely ill adult. Located on the Emory University campus, more than 24,000 inpatients and 80,000 outpatients come to Emory University Hospital each year. They receive care from physicians of The Emory Clinic, who also are faculty of the Emory University School of Medicine, and from a highly trained staff of nurses and other clinical professionals. Our hospital provides a full range of specialized care. We are recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in cardiology and cardiac surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and transplantation. Emory University Hospital has been included in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” for several years as one of the nation’s top 10 cardiology centers. U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Emory University Hospital as the number one hospital in metro Atlanta and Georgia.
BRUCE RIBNER, MD MPH
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director for the Serious Communicable Diseases Unit at Emory University Hospital
COLLEEN KRAFT, MD MSC
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Serious Communicable Diseases Unit at Emory University Hospital
“Emory University is excited to be a part of the NETEC consortium whose mission is to improve Ebola and other infectious diseases preparedness in the United States. We look forward to working with facilities around the country as we help them advance the competency of health care and public health workers and the capability of health care facilities to deliver safe, efficient, and effective patient care.”
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)/Nebraska Medicine is the most esteemed academic health system in the region offering exceptional patient care combined with innovative research and education. Committed to advancing quality health care, Nebraska Medicine represents the clinical integration of The Nebraska Medical Center, the state’s largest and highest rated hospital, Bellevue Medical Center and UNMC Physicians. Our newly integrated organization allows us to strengthen our services by expanding collaboration with our partners and providing patients access to more than 1,000 physicians and 678 licensed hospital beds as well as approximately 40 specialty and primary care clinics in Omaha and the surrounding area. Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center handles nearly 29,000 inpatient admissions and more than 530,000 outpatient visits each year.
As Nebraska Medicine’s academic partner, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach, in addition to providing world-class patient care. Together, Nebraska Medicine and UNMC have a $4.2 billion annual economic impact.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Nebraska Medicine as one of the top hospitals in the country in multiple specialties, including oncology, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, urology, gastroenterology and pulmonology. U.S. News has also been ranked Nebraska Medicine the #1 hospital in Nebraska for several years in a row. Becker’s Hospital review has named Nebraska Medicine as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America for two straight years. On Newsweek’s list of “Top Cancer Doctors 2015,” 75 percent of the top cancer doctors in Nebraska are at Nebraska Medicine.
JOHN LOWE, PhD
Associate Professor of Public Health
Director of Research and Development for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine
CHRIS KRATOCHVIL, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, UNMC
Vice President for Research, Nebraska Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, UNeHealth
“The University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine highly values our partnership with Emory University, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYHHC), the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to establish the National Ebola Training and Education Center. The national center represents a new model in advancing health care preparedness for infectious diseases through delivery of educational and simulation training as well as on-site assistance provided by Nebraska, Emory and NYHHC. Our ultimate goal is to extend beyond Ebola to other global emerging infectious diseases that pose a threat to the U.S.”
Bellevue Hospital is the oldest continuously operating hospital in America with roots back to 1736 when a six-bed infirmary opened on the second floor of the New York City Almshouse. This was just four years after the birth of George Washington and 40 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Since its humble beginnings as a haven for the indigent, Bellevue has become a major academic medical institution of international renown and the major teaching site for New York University School of Medicine. Bellevue has 844 beds, handles nearly 670,000 outpatient clinic visits, 116,000 emergency visits and 26,000 inpatients each year. More than 80 percent of Bellevue’s patients come from the city’s medically underserved populations.
Over the centuries, Bellevue has served as an incubator for major innovations in public health, medical science and medical education. Often referred to as a national treasure, Bellevue defines the very best traditions of public medicine as a public service vital to the well being of our civil society.
LAURA EVANS, MD MSc
Associate Professor NYU School of Medicine
Medical Director of Critical Care, Bellevue Hospital Center
“Bellevue Hospital and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation are very excited to partner with Emory University and the University of Nebraska with support from ASPR and CDC to form the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC). NETEC will help to enhance the level of preparedness of US hospitals and health departments to address both Ebola virus disease as well as other highly infectious diseases through a combination of online resources, educational courses, technical assistance, training exercises and site visits from subject matter experts”