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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Obama’s Call with Texas Presbyterian Hospital Workers

Today, President Obama convened a telephone call with healthcare workers at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to thank them for their courage and perseverance in dealing with the first cases of Ebola to appear in the United States. The President conveyed his thoughts and prayers to their two colleagues who were infected with Ebola and wished them a speedy recovery. He emphasized the importance of integrating lessons learned from Dallas into response plans going forward, and reviewed the additional steps that have been taken to strengthen the Nation’s ability to respond quickly and effectively should new Ebola cases emerge. The President concluded by noting the difficult conditions under which doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and caregivers work on a daily basis in hospitals throughout the country, and praised Texas Presbyterian staff for staying focused on the vital mission of caring for others in times of need regardless of the difficult circumstances.