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

Geriatric emergency centers have specialized equipment and staff who aim to keep seniors out of the hospital

Hospital emergency centers are preparing for a shift predicted in the next 15 years: Older adults will outnumber children in the United States for the first time in the nation’s history.

That’s one reason why the the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) began its Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) in 2018.

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.

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