Our Geriatric ED is designed especially for patients 65 years of age and older.
The American College of Emergency Physicians determined the importance of geriatric-specific emergency care. St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to provide a dedicated emergency department for older patients, featuring a 14-bed treatment area with thicker mattresses, natural lighting throughout much of the common areas, and reduced chaos and noise.
Recently St. Joseph's partnered with The Mount Sinai School of Medicine to evaluate geriatric emergency services over the course of three years. Find out more about the program here.