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Roosevelt General Hospital Takes Proactive Steps

Portales, NM – Roosevelt General Hospital will now be pre-screening for Ebola outside of its facility. Patients and RGH visitors arriving at the hospital and clinic will be asked a series of questions regarding symptoms of Ebola disease. The screening questionnaire that has been used at the registration desks will continue to be the method for screening outside the building. This process will be done in order to further promote the safety of patients and RGH visitors, as well as staff.

"These measures are being taken in the interest of protecting the citizens of Roosevelt County. Safety for our facility relies on being proactive rather than reactive," stated Larry Leaming, CEO. "We have been coordinating with the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office and are confident that the system we are implementing will put RGH in the forefront of safety against infectious diseases."

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