The administrators at Dallas Presbyterian where the ebola patients have been treated are scrambling. From what I have read only 30% of the hospital is full. It seems nobody wants to come to a hospital which fumbled so badly. Can't say I blame them.
Well, everybody knows that a hospital can't survive at 30% so its panic time. It is time to trot out the nurses who are willing to be on TV and say what a wonderful place our hospital is, led of course by the head honcho nurse at the hospital. They held a press conference praising the hospital essentially saying that those damn radical nurses who said we weren't prepared are wrong, wrong, wrong. We are a great hospital, so there. This is essentially like saying to someone who is going to intentionally harm you: Its OK, I love you anyway.
Unfortunately, this kind of behavior is typical for a lot of nurses. Oh, the poor hospital, they tried their best, they didn't do it on purpose. Instead of standing up for ourselves and demanding that we be protected, we say to ourselves they are doing the best they can. Then we go forward and put ourselves in harms way because we are so wacked we are willing to sacrifice ourselves out of some perverse sense of responsibility and loyalty.
Will this hospital recover? They are apologizing profusely left and right. They are shitting their pants about law suits, because they know they will be filed. They are already mounting their defense. I saw on the internet that the CDC said they were following their protocol, now the CDC realizes that it was inadequate. Our bad, not the fault of the hospital.
Dallas Presbyterian is finished. This will bankrupt them. The public won't forget this for some time. When they do, it will be too late, the hospital will be closed.