Bridgeport Hospital, NEMG recognized for age-friendly care

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Bridgeport Hospital has joined the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, a movement spearheaded by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to improve health care for older adults.

IHI recognized the hospital and Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) home-based primary care programs for their work as age-friendly providers. To earn the recognition, the hospital and NEMG provided data to show improvement in the care of older adults. The data focused on the four “M’s” of geriatrics: Mentation, Mobility, Medications and what Matters, along with outcomes for volume, delirium rates, readmissions and Emergency Department utilization.

“Every day, your work, role modeling, leadership and kindness contribute to our ability to improve care for the older adults in our hospital and community,” said Vivian Argento, MD, executive director, Geriatric and Palliative Care service line. “This is a team effort and I thank every member of the Geriatric and Palliative Care teams for your contributions.”

The initiative also contributes to a goal of 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems becoming age-friendly by 2020.