Geriatrics Department at Highland Hospital
Most Comprehensive Geriatric Services in the Region
Highland Hospital has established the most comprehensive menu of medical services for older adults in the region. And they’re provided in the comfortable surroundings, and with the compassion and care, that Highland Hospital is known for.
This is why U.S. News & World Report has ranked Highland Hospital among the best in the country for Geriatric Services.
Highland Hospital is unique in that we weave a concern for geriatric issues into virtually all of our medical specialties. Our medical staff receives special training to recognize and address the concerns of older patients. With more board-certified geriatricians than all other area hospitals combined, and a highly trained and caring staff, Highland Hospital does much more than simply help older patients get well. Our care score card includes:
The area's shortest hospital stays
Reduced stress from hospitalization
To Minimize Stress and Expedite Treatment
Our attention to the requirements and concerns of older patients is reflected in everything we do. From the moment you enter Highland Hospital, we're focused on minimizing your stress, expediting your treatment, and preparing you for a healthier and more productive independent life.
The physicians, nurses, and medical staff in our Emergency Room are trained to be aware of the special needs of older patients. They employ "triage"—initial medical assessment—procedures with the elderly that lead to a much faster evaluation and much quicker treatment.
Our Direct Admit Process simplifies admission to Highland Hospital for patients arriving from nursing homes or assisted-living facilities. In many cases, the patient is able to skip the Emergency Room altogether and go directly to a hospital room.
Unequaled Menu of Services
Acute Care for Elders Unit (ACE) at Highland is dedicated to specialized care for older adults while they're in the hospital.
The Geriatric Fracture Center at Highland Hospital is the first facility of its kind that's dedicated exclusively to the care of elderly patients who suffer bone fractures.
Geriatrics and Medicine Associates (GAMA) is one of the largest geriatrics outpatient practices in the region.
Highland Hospital Geriatrics Group is made up of geriatrician hospitalists who serve as attending physicians to elderly patients at Highland Hospital.
Special procedures have been designed for the unique needs of elders in Highland Hospital's Emergency and Admissions Departments.