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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Most assumed that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas would suffer after treating the nation’s first diagnosed Ebola patient. For the first time, we’re seeing exactly how much the exposure has affected the hospital.
Through the first three weeks of October, revenue at the hospital is down 25 percent — or more than $8 million. Emergency room visits also fell 53 percent.
The hospital is attributing much of the decline in ER visits to a nine-day period when the hospital stopped receiving ambulances.
President Barack Obama continues to voice his support for the hospital and its employees. On Wednesday, employees listened on as Chief Nursing Officer Cole Edmonson spoke with the President on the phone. The President thanked workers for their courage and perseverance in dealing with the country’s first case.
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