• 200 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO 80026
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Good Samaritan Medical Center to Open First Senior ER in Boulder County

March 18, 2013

Contact: Mary Jackson
Email: mary.jackson@exempla.org
Phone: 303-594-2329

Denver, CO (March 18, 2013) – Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center (EGSMC) will host an open house for the community to showcase the hospital’s new Senior Emergency Room (ER).

What: New EGSMC Senior ER Community Open House
When: Monday, March 25 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Where: Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, 200 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO

EGSMC’s Senior ER Program will help improve the quality, safety and transition of the care for all seniors who visit the EGSMC Emergency Department. All seniors who enter the Emergency Department are included in this program. The new Senior ER will be located in existing space and will include 10 rooms with a stretcher or recliner for treatment, as well as the following:

  • Physical modifications (safe, quiet, comfortable, supportive care environment away from the main ER waiting area).
  • Education and sensitivity training for all ER team members.
  • Screening tools to help identify at-risk seniors.
  • Specific focus on review of current medication history.
  • Coordination and mobilization of appropriate post-discharge resources.
  • Effective transition back to their daily routine.

“We are very excited to offer this service to our patients age 65 and older. Evidence shows that seniors who are able to take part in this program have better outcomes and fewer repeat visits to the ER within a 30-day period of time,” said EGSMC Emergency Services Director, Judy Gorham. “Health care transition is vitally important as well. EGSMC’s Senior Program allows these patients to transition back to their homes and daily lives more successfully.”

The new Senior ER at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center will officially open to patients on March 26, 2013.
(24 hours / 7 days per week)
It is the first in Boulder County and the Northwest Metro Area.

The Senior ER is a system-wide service of Exempla Healthcare, also available at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital (Denver) and Exempla Lutheran Medical Center (Wheatridge).

About Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center

Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center opened December 1, 2004 and is a community-based, 234 bed acute-care hospital located in Lafayette, CO. Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center’s premier services include our Comprehensive Cancer Center, Heart and Neurovascular Center, robotic surgery, Primary Stroke Center, Integrative Health and Healing Center, “baby friendly” birthing center and emergency services including a Senior Emergency Room.

To learn more, visit www.exemplagoodsamaritan.org.