Palomar Medical Center Poway Emergency Department Earns Geriatric Accreditation


Palomar Medical Center Poway is now an Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department, awarded by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The accreditation recognizes emergency departments that provide excellent care for older adults.

In a letter from the ACEP, emergency department staff were praised for their commitment to providing the highest standards of care for the communities’ older adults. The emergency department achieved a Level 3, bronze standard.

The accreditation process is the culmination of years of progress in emergency care for older adults and provides more than two dozen best practices for geriatric care ranging from adding geriatric-friendly equipment to specialized staff to more routine screening for delirium, dementia, and fall risk, among other vulnerabilities.
The accreditation is valid for three years.

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