UCSD’s Thornton Hospital To Open First-In-Region Geriatric Emergency Department
The unit will be able to focus on the special, complex needs of the aging population, which is rapidly growing in the United States.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Area’s First Geriatric ER Coming To UCSD
An emergency unit being planned for UC San Diego’s Thornton Hospital will be the first in the region to focus solely on seniors, a group whose sheer numbers and complex medical needs are expected to strain available resources as the baby boom generation reaches retirement age. (Sisson, 4/30)
In other hospital news —
Prime Takes The Backburner In Petaluma Valley Deal Talks
Petaluma Valley Hospital in California's Sonoma County suspended talks last week with Prime Healthcare Services while it attempts to solidify a deal with first-choice buyer St. Joseph Health.Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph has held the lease on 27-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital since 1997, but the 20-year agreement expires in January. St. Joseph also operates nearby 272-bed Santa Rosa (Calif.) Memorial Hospital. (Kutscher, 4/30)