Houston hospital unveils new care unit for older patients

Houston-based Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital has opened a new care unit for older patients, Community Impact reported Sept. 19.

The new unit was designed to decrease patient transfers to other facilities, shorten patient stay, reduce adverse events, improve patient education on community resources and connect them to those resources, and to decrease overall readmissions. 

The Adult Care for Elders unit opened Sept. 19 and is located on the hospital's 10th floor.

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