— (May 3, 2019) Zephyrhills, FL – AdventHealth Zephyrhills is the first hospital in the AdventHealth system and only the second in Florida to be named an accredited silver status Geriatric Emergency Department by the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) Program. This silver designation is awarded to hospitals that provide senior patients with an elevated care team who specialize in recognizing specific issues such as dementia, delirium and elder abuse. AdventHealth Zephyrhills sees around 6,000 senior patients each year.
AdventHealth Zephyrhills is dedicated to making it easy for seniors, and helping them feel safe, during and after a visit to the ER. The care team is staffed with physicians, transitional nurses, therapists, social workers and pharmacists who work specifically with seniors, their caregivers and primary care physicians to ensure each patient’s needs are met.
“AdventHealth Zephyrhills is humbled to set the standard for caring for seniors in our community,” said Amanda Maggard, President and CEO of AdventHealth Zephyrhills. “This designation from GEDA is a testament to our care teams’ dedication to providing the highest quality of care to every member of our community each and every time they need our services.”
“We are honored to pioneer geriatric emergency care in our community as a benchmark for high-quality geriatric medicine,” said Dr. Javier Gonzalez, Co-Medical Director at AdventHealth Zephyrhills. “We look forward to expanding our unique care services to additional emergency departments throughout the West Florida Division of AdventHealth and beyond. We are committed to meeting the needs of our communities and we are excited to add our contribution to such a worthy goal.”
AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, is committed to providing our unique brand of inspired, compassionate whole-person care to every patient, every time.
About AdventHealth West Florida Division (Formerly Florida Hospital)
The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy and home health care. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.