Ascension Via Christi Emergency Department in Fort Scott Receives Geriatric Accreditation

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Ascension Via Christi Emergency Service in Fort Scott Received Level 3 accreditation by the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program (GEDA), which together with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Emergency Nurses Association and American Geriatrics Society developed and published guidelines for geriatric emergency departments.


“This accreditation is very exciting for us and has allowed us to focus on improving the quality of care for one of our largest patient populations,” says Jessica Cobb, Emergency Department director. “Becoming a geriatric emergency service allows us to integrate best practices and standardized approaches to caring for seniors in our community.


Fort Scott’s full-service emergency room is staffed with doctors 24/7 and includes CT scans, ultrasounds and a new fully renovated radiology department with six examination rooms and additional treatments
the spaces. As part of their certification in geriatrics, a nurse and a staff doctor underwent training in geriatrics and serving as clinical champions for geriatric care in the emergency department.


This accreditation allows the emergency department to continue to provide high standards of home care to our community.
For more information about the Ascension Via Christi Emergency Service in Fort Scott, go to ascension.org/pittsburgKS.
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About Ascension Via Christi
In Kansas, Ascension Via Christi operates seven hospitals and 75 other care sites and employs nearly 6,400 associates. Statewide, Ascension Via Christi has provided nearly $89 million in community benefitsIft and care of people living in poverty Iffiscal year 2021. Serving Kansas for over 135 years, Ascension is a faith-based organization healthcare organization committed to providing compassionate and personalized care for all, with particular attention to
people living in poverty and the most vulnerable. Ascension is the non-pro leaderIft and Catholic health system in
in the United States, operating more than 2,600 care sites – including 145 hospitals and more than 40 retirement homes – in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.ascension.org.

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