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Dr. Mark Lester, front center, speaks during a news conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Texas hospital that admits it mistakenly sent home a man with Ebola has a spotty emergency room record, with waits well above the national and state averages, according to federal data, as reported by NBC News. In addition, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has been penalized by the federal government three years in a row for having too many patients who had to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, although its record in that area is improving.

The hospital blamed a software error—since corrected—for failing to transmit a nurse’s notation that Duncan was from a virus zone to the doctors who made the decision to discharge him. But data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show the hospital did not have a sterling record before the Ebola mistake.

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