Establishing a Level 1 accredited GED hub
November 22, 2019
7:30am – 4:30pm EST
Hosted by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health seeks regional partnerships to create
rural Geriatric Emergency Department network in Northern New England
The initiative will combine geriatrics, emergency medicine, & telehealth.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre
With support from the non-profit West Health Institute (WHI), Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is creating a Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) network with protocols, resources, and specialized care areas to optimize the acute care of older adults in the region. D-H is establishing a Level 1 accredited GED ‘hub’ which will leverage telehealth to support rural GED ‘spoke sites’ in the region. DH plans to first pilot the model with four rural EDs in the region, with the potential for expansion in the future.