DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Nurses and staff from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital marched out of their hospital building dressed in scrubs Monday afternoon to appear in a united front before the television cameras, radio and newspaper reporters they called together for a press conference.READ MORE: I-Team: Bank Of America And Zelle Customers Targeted In New High-Tech Scam
The Presbyterian Hospital staff said there’s a lot of information about what happened in the hospital during the Ebola emergency out in the public, some of it’s true — some of it’s not. But they came out en masse to let the public know they stand behind the hospital.
They said that losing the first Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan, was a tragedy that all of them felt terrible about.
But their main point was that the staff stands behind the hospital and how it responded to the Ebola emergency.
“We are experts in our field and we don’t want to be judged by this one incident,” said Julie Boling, an Emergency Department nurse. “This could’ve happened at any hospital. We were just the first in our county that this happened to. Some things went wrong. And we’re proud to say Presbyterian has owned those things. And it will make us stronger and be able to work more diligently.”READ MORE: Technology Helping Melissa ISD Retain School Bus Drivers During Nationwide Shortage
“We will reaffirm your trust in Presbyterian,” said Chief Nursing Officer Cole Edmonson. “Just know this: our hospital is safe.”
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