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Dallas Hospital Hit By Ebola Losing Patients And Money

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New York, 18 Oct 2014: Two- thirds of the beds sit empty in the Dallas hospital where a patient died recently from Ebola.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has 900 beds, but is down to only 300 patients, a CDC official who was at the hospital told CNN. Hospital officials would not comment on that report.

Patients have shunned the facility after Thomas Eric Duncan died there last week, and two nurses who treated him also became infected with the deadly disease.

Before the crisis, the hospital had accounted for 17% of the $3.5 billion in annual revenue for its parent company, Texas Health Systems, according to credit rating agency Moody’s. Presbyterian had been the second largest hospital among the 25 acute-care and short-stay facilities the chain owns.

Source: CNN

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