In an unusual move, Cresthaven Regional Medical Center is seeking medical personnel from surrounding areas.
The hospital said Friday it has started a crisis response program that includes outreach to the surrounding communities and other health care providers.
Cresthaven officials said the decision to hire outside personnel came after an employee in another Cresthaven facility reported the Ebola virus on Monday.
The employee has not been identified.
Curtis K. Jones, the hospital’s CEO, said the incident was reported to the company’s internal investigation and the employee was placed on administrative leave.
Cristalhaven has had an Ebola infection since March 28.
It’s one of the few facilities in North Carolina that’s fully equipped with Ebola isolation units and isolation units for other diseases.
It is also one of a few large medical facilities that has made public statements about its plans to close.
Cresthadas first Ebola isolation unit was built in the early 1980s.
Since then, the facility has operated with the capacity to house 1,000 patients.