Emergency Rooms Designed for Seniors
March 22, 2011 1 Comment
By Sara Lee Kessler
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, in Paterson, is a level three trauma center that handles car crashes, stabbings and everything from heart attacks to strokes. Their emergency department is the busiest in the state; 130,000 patient visits a year. Of those, 38,000 involve seniors. According to Dr. Michael Rosenberg that’s why St. Joe’s decided to open an emergency room that’s just for older patients. It’s the first in New Jersey.
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