Published on September 03, 2018

Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department has achieved Level 3 GEDA accreditation

Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department has achieved the bronze standard— Level 3 GEDA accreditation. The Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program recognizes those emergency departments that provide excellent care for older adults.

Led by a remarkable team of inter-disciplinary leaders including Brian B. Patel, MD, FACEP, Sturdy’s accreditation signals that we are focused on the highest standards of care for our older adults.

The voluntary GEDA program, which includes three levels similar to trauma center designations, provides specific criteria and goals for emergency clinicians and administrators to target. The accreditation process provides more than two dozen best practices for geriatric care and the level of GEDA accreditation achieved depends upon how many of these best practices an emergency department is able to meet.

A Level 3 emergency department must incorporate a few of these best practices, along with providing inter-disciplinary geriatric education, and having geriatric appropriate equipment and supplies available.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Care Center (ECC), open 24 hours a day, treats close to 50,000 visits annually.

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