CLINTON, Ark. (KTHV) - "I know that it created a stir," David Deaton said.
Less than 24 hours after the most recent patient was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, and the Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton treats a patient at "very low risk" for Ebola. Deaton continued, "Based on what we knew, what our training had been and what it indicated we just took steps appropriate."
David Deaton is the chief executive officer for the hospital and said it was the travel history and symptoms of the patient that initially caught the attention of medical staff.
Deaton said his staff meticulously followed CDC guidelines, some of which include assessing the patient for a fever, using protective equipment and consulting the health department about testing and treatment options.