Midland Memorial Hospital has achieved Level 2 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from the American College of Emergency Physicians recognizing its outstanding care for older adults. With the Level 2 designation, the THOT member hospital is distinguished as the second-highest rated GEDA accredited facility in Texas and the only geriatric accredited facility in the Permian Basin.

“THOT members make significant investments in specialty care and access for the communities they serve,” said Maureen Milligan, PhD, Teaching Hospitals of Texas president/CEO. “Achieving this designation speaks to Midland Memorial’s dedication to providing excellent care for their older patients and highlights the hospital’s value to its community.”

Accreditation is earned only after a thorough assessment by the American College of Emergency Physicians, which analyzes more than 20 best practice criteria for geriatric care. Enhanced staffing, education, and geriatric-focused policies and protocols such as transitions of care, quality improvement, outcomes, and more efficient preparation of the treatment area are all considered during the assessment. The voluntary accreditation program includes three levels of designation depending on how many best practices the facility implements.

“Our priority is to provide a high standard of care to our patients. This accomplishment is a testament of that commitment,” Dana Taylor, MSN, RN, CA/CP SANE, CVRN-BC, CEN, CNML, Director of Emergency Services at Midland Memorial Hospital said in a statement. “I am incredibly proud of our team for this achievement.”

Learn more about our members and their work here, and read more about Midland Memorial Hospital’s designation here.