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UC San Diego to Host Its First National Think Tank on Aging Issues Nov. 14-16

November 13, 2014

…Will we get the medicines and treatments we need? Can we afford them? But other questions are no less compelling: Where will older Americans live? How will technology change their lives? What social roles will they play? “Aging happens slowly and it’s easy to postpone addressing these questions because it’s…

Seniors from Across Campus Reunite, Reminisce at All Campus Graduation Celebration

June 19, 2014

Seniors from Across Campus Reunite, Reminisce at All Campus Graduation Celebration Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Nearly a thousand graduating seniors from all six colleges gathered on RIMAC Field Friday night for the 7th Annual All Campus Graduation Celebration. The event offered students a time to relax, reunite…

$11.8 Million in Support from Gary and Mary West to Launch Geriatric Emergency Department

May 2, 2016

…to create a state-of-the-art senior emergency care unit to be housed within the Emergency Department at the future Jacobs Medical Center. The Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit will enhance care for older adults and enable a multi-year medical research initiative in partnership with the West Health Institute…

Survey: Nearly 60 Percent of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving

April 21, 2017

With April designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness month, a team of researchers at the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has released survey results describing the habits of senior drivers in California.

UC San Diego Health Part of National Initiative to Improve Senior Patient Care

December 2, 2019

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital in San Diego to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and be recognized as Committed to Care Excellence by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for implementation of evidence-based interventions designed to improve care for older adults.

Complex Health Issues of Aging Patients Not Solved in a Senior Moment

January 7, 2016

…Not Solved in a Senior Moment Program teaches medical professionals how to address obstacles to care, such as isolation and homelessness Photo by vuk8691/iStock Photo Reams of medical books and guidelines exist on how to manage a patient’s diabetes, but much of that goes out the window when your patient…

First in the Nation: All San Diego Hospitals Now Accredited for Geriatric Emergency Care

August 18, 2022

…transferred to the hospital’s Senior Emergency Care Unit (SECU) on the second night for additional observation. Housed within the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at Jacobs Medical Center, the SECU opened in 2019 and was California’s first unit of its kind dedicated to the emergency care of senior adults.…

Wellness Project Serves as Lifeline to Senior Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 21, 2020

…Serves as Lifeline to Senior Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic UC San Diego Health team develops program to connect with high-risk older patients sheltering in place, often alone While many people are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic by sheltering at home with family, some must cope alone. Daily tasks like grocery…

Richard Kronick Elected to Institute of Medicine

October 20, 2014

Richard Kronick, PhD, a health policy expert and faculty member at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences and widely regarded as one of the nation’s most respected scientific society.

California’s First Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department Arrives in La Jolla

May 16, 2018

The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla has been accredited as a geriatric emergency department by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The accreditation is the first of its kind and is part of an effort to improve the quality and…

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