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Houlton Regional Hospital Receives a level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

Posted 4 months ago by Michelle Schweitzer

Houlton (Maine) Regional Hospital has received a level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation, the bronze standard, for delivering excellent care for older adults in its emergency department. The GEDA program was developed by the American College of Emergency Physicians with support from the West Health Institute and John A. Hartford Foundation. Houlton Regional Hospital is the first in Maine to earn this accreditation.

GEDA requires that organizations comply to high-level standards on staffing and care processes to ensure older adults receive safe, patient-centered care and understand all the health information shared. Studies show that geriatric EDs have lower admission rates and lower readmission rates to acute care hospitals and nursing homes. Read the full article: