Gov. Haley to host Ebola roundtable Monday

Gov. Haley to host Ebola roundtable Monday

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Gov. Nikki Haley will host an Ebola Preparedness Roundtable Monday afternoon with lawmakers, public health experts and first responders.

The discussion will address coordination, training, preparedness measures and public outreach between groups and organizations that would be involved in the state's response to cases of Ebola, according to Haley spokesman Doug Mayer.

DHEC Director Catherine Templeton, South Carolina National Guard Adj. Gen. Bob Livingston, and Department of Health and Human Services Director Tony Keck, and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel are among those scheduled to participate.

The group will meet in the Edgar A. Brown Building on the Statehouse Grounds Monday at 2 p.m.

Other scheduled attendees include:

  • Duane Parrish – Director, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Kim Stenson – Director, South Carolina Emergency Management Division
  • Sen. Harvey Peeler – Chairman, Senate Medical Affairs Committee
  • Rep. Leon Howard – Chairman, House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee
  • Allen Amsler – Board Chairman, Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Dr. Linda Bell – State Epidemiologist, Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Dr. Patrick Cawley – CEO, Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center
  • Chuck Beaman – CEO, Palmetto Health
  • Paul Johnson – President, Greenville Memorial Medical Campus
  • Thornton Kirby – President & CEO, South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Dr. Rick Nolte – Director of Clinical Laboratories, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Helmut Albrecht – Chief of Infectious Diseases, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Dr. Jim Chow – Medical Director, South Carolina National Guard

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