West Health



Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) Fact Sheet

Geriatric ED programs have been shown to increase patient satisfaction. Avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations is in keeping with the “4Ms Framework” of the growing “Age Friendly Health System” initiative16, specifically “What Matters” to the patient. Older adult patients that received comprehensive geriatric assessment and enhanced transitions of care services reported higher patient satisfaction.

2019 Aging in America Conference

The 2019 conference will have a strong focus on critical and emergent topics facing the field of aging, as well as cutting-edge and responsive programmatic, research, policy and advocacy efforts.

Press Release: West Health’s National Summit Calls for Bold Action to Address America’s Healthcare Cost Crisis

  Healthcare Innovation Day 2019 set for April 2 to advance common-sense reforms to slow trajectory of skyrocketing healthcare costs   WASHINGTON, DC – Feb. 25, 2019 – West Health, a family of nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations dedicated to lowering the cost of healthcare and enabling seniors to age successfully, is convening thought leaders and… Read more »

“Aging is Living.” The Couple Working on Several Fronts to Confront a Graying America

BY CAITLIN REILLY The over-65 population is the fastest-growing demographic in America, according to the United States Census Bureau, yet few foundations dedicate themselves to working on behalf of this group. Frustrated with this dynamic, Gary and Mary West are pursuing community-, state- and national-level change through their foundation, research institute and policy center. The… Read more »

Mount Sinai: Transport PLUS

In accordance with the Institute’s vision for proactive, opportunistic and care delivered in place, Transport PLUS seeks to improve care transitions for older adults discharged from the ED and hospital. Specially-trained emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are already transporting older adults home from the ED or hospital added two interventions to their services: 1) a… Read more »