Memorial Hermann-TMC: first accredited geriatric emergency center in Houston

From TMC News:

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has received a Level 3 designation, becoming the first hospital in Houston and the second in Texas to receive geriatric emergency department accreditation.

“Geriatric emergency departments are intended to provide care that really recognizes and accommodates for an approach that’s unique to older patients … and also that supports them in their overall health in the hospital interaction,” said Charles Maddow, M.D., director of emergency geriatrics at Memorial Hermann-TMC. “We met a standard that said we are prepared, specifically for senior patients, and that we’ve begun this journey of accreditation—which isn’t just a static project, but something that we’re going to continue to expand on.”