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JPS officials relieved by Dr. Brantly’s return to US

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Executives at John Peter Smith Hospital, where Ebola-infected Dr. Kent Brantly once worked, say they’re “delighted and relieved” by his return to the United States.

In a statement Saturday, hospital officials at said they remain deeply concerned for Brantly, who was treating Ebola patients in Liberia when he contracted the deadly disease.

Brantly arrived Saturday morning in Atlanta, where he will receive care at Emory University Hospital.

Brantly was flown from Liberia in a private jet outfitted with a special, portable tent designed to transport patients with highly infectious diseases.

Before going to Liberia to work for the missionary group Samaritan’s Purse, Brantly completed a four-year residency at JPS Hospital.


Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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