GEDC Membership Application

For Multiple Sites in a Healthcare System

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What You'll Need to Apply

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  • Please review the membership criteria and responsibilities below.
  • Please have the following information handy to make your application process as smooth as possible:
    1. Letter of support from your health system leadership ready for upload (an example can be downloaded below)
    2. The names and accreditation levels of the hospitals within your system that will be part of the GEDC Membership
    3. A statement about your Health Systems goals for geriatric emergency quality improvement
Example Letter of Support

Membership Criteria & Responsibilities

  • A GEDC Member will have demonstrated commitment from an institutional leader (at the chief executive level (CMO, CNO, COO, other), or a system vice president, or other appropriate leaders) in the form of a letter of support, expressing a strong commitment to a system-wide effort of providing excellent care to older adults.

  • A GEDC Member conducts ongoing, interdisciplinary QI initiatives in GED care, i.e., launch one QI initiative at minimum every two years at participating hospitals; and assess and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of QI projects that are centred around geriatric emergency care.

  • A GEDC Member selects team champions to participate in GEDC training programs or educational engagement and/or demonstrates active involvement in improving the care of older patients.

  • A GEDC Member commits to helping other members improve their ED care of older adults. For example, a GEDC ED shares its experience at the GEDC Healthcare Systems Roundtable and when asked to do so by other members so collectively we can advance the ED care of older adults.

  • A GEDC Member will host at least 1 Healthcare Systems Roundtable meeting and participates in GEDC activities such as webinars, podcasts, or other events on an ongoing basis.

  • A GEDC Member reports QI data (perhaps aggregate data) with GEDC regarding its QI projects as well as basic ED demographics. Sharing de-identified aggregate data (which will be kept anonymous on request) with GEDC Coordinating Center in order to establish the demographics of GEDC sites and impact of QI projects meets this criterion.

Healthcare System Application Form