Senior Emergency Room
Meeting the Needs of Seniors
To meet the needs of the seniors in our community, Weiss Memorial Hospital is proud to provide an enhanced Emergency Room experience.
Senior ER Enhancements
New Comfort Features
- Pillow speakers
- Larger nurse call buttons
- New overhead lights
- New dimmer lights
- New televisions
- Pressure-reducing mattresses
New Safety & Privacy Features
- Seamless non-skid flooring
- Remodeled bathrooms
- Noise-reducing curtains
New Room Equipment
- Reading glasses
- New phones
- New recliners
Primary Stroke Center
Weiss Memorial Hospital has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. This means that Weiss:
- Provides the next generation of stroke care.
- Has met and seeks to maintain The Joint Commission’s high standards in providing stroke care.
Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department
Weiss Memorial Hospital has achieved Level Three Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Our long-term dedication to providing safe, high-quality health care to older adults demonstrates:
- Improved patient outcomes for seniors
- Standardized approaches to geriatric care
- Optimal care transitions from the ED to other settings
- Improved ED throughput
- Support for geriatric-focused quality improvement
Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence
Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative led by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. It is a movement to deliver safe, reliable, high-quality health care in every setting based on what matters most to older adults as individuals (see ihi.org/AgeFriendly).
As part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems Action movement, we are among the first health systems in the country implementing age-friendly health care.
Both acknowledgments demonstrate our focus on providing the highest standards of care for our community’s older adults.
Senior Health and Wellness
At Weiss Memorial Hospital, we’re committed to supporting the health of seniors outside the emergency room, too. We offer educational programming, free screenings, and exercise classes for the community to stay active, involved, and informed about their health.