Putting preparation to work: How Nebraska Medicine activated during the Ebola crisis

Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit is one of three facilities in the United States equipped to handle a crisis involving highly contagious and deadly outbreaks, including Ebola, SARS, smallpox, plague and MERS. The hospital’s communications plans, specialized training and crisis drills were put to work after being one of three units chosen to care for U.S. citizens evacuated from Africa with the Ebola virus. Paul Baltes, director of communications for Nebraska Medicine, will share how careful preparation led to success, the changes they’ve made in the years since—and how you can translate your plans into action when crises hit.

  • Paul Baltes
    Communications director
    Nebraska Medicine