CRMC says it is prepared should measles appear in Sullivan County


Galarneau: “… we’ve trained
our staff…”

HARRIS – The current measles outbreak is mostly confined to the western areas of the country, but there was a report last week that a Bard College student in Dutchess County, who had been exposed to the highly communicable disease, rode an Amtrak train out of Penn Station.
That’s not a cause for concern for Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, says Chief Medical Dr. Officer Gerard Galarneau.
“Obviously, with the issues that happened with Ebola, we’ve trained our staff with contact isolation and identifying patients who are at risk not only for Ebola but for things like the measles, and, like any communicable disease, those patients need to be isolated and we’ve gone through all that process to make sure that is the case.”
Galarneau says Catskill Regional is “completely prepared.”

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