Geriatric Medicine at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC is ranked among the top 10 hospitals for geriatric care by U.S. News & World Report.
At the UPMC Division of Geriatric Medicine, our mission is to enhance the health of older adults by providing superb clinical care, by training others to do the same, and by conducting research to ensure that tomorrow’s geriatric care will be better than today’s.
To facilitate these efforts, we are developing innovative approaches to each area, such as the Magee Acute Care and Transitions (ACT) Program.
The ACT program:
- Establishes a care model for both aged and chronically ill patients
- Integrates principles of three models of evidence-based care to promote better, safer, and more cost-efficient care for hospitalized older patients.
- Is incorporated into the routine nursing and team care of patients
A specially trained staff, including geriatric resource nurses, work together to make the overall patient experience more comprehensive and family-centered.
We not only care for our own patients, but also strive to transform the system of care so that every patient can benefit.