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CEO of Dallas hospital's parent company apologizes for Ebola response

The CEO of the parent company of the Dallas hospital where two nurses have contracted Ebola from a patient who died there earlier this month has apologized for some aspects of the hospital's response to the deadly virus.

Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan issued the apology in the form of a full-page letter published in Sunday's editions of The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

In the letter, Berdan thanks the staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for their "dedication, compassion, and tireless work" before acknowledging that "as an institution, we made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge." Among those mistakes are hospital staff not communicating that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan had recently traveled to Texas from African when he made his initial visit to the hospital's emergency room on the night of Sept. 25-26. Berdan also says that the hospital's Ebola training and education programs had not been fully deployed at the time of Duncan's visit.

"In short, despite our best intentions and skilled medical teams, we did not live up to the high standards that are the heart of our hospital's history, mission and commitment," Berdan said.

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