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ER (Emergency Room)

The Emergency Department provides care for patients of all ages from pediatric, to adult, to geriatric, and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our physicians and medical staff are always prepared to meet the needs of emergency services.

Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA)

At Montclair Hospital Medical Center, seniors have earned a little extra consideration, and we are honored to care for the older adults of Montclair.

Montclair Hospital Medical Center earned the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) recognizing emergency departments that go above and beyond to provide excellent care for older adults. The GEDA program is the culmination of years of progress in emergency care of older adults. In 2014, four geriatric focused organizations developed and released geriatric ED guidelines. These guidelines recommended measures ranging from adding geriatric-friendly equipment to specialized staff to more routine screening for delirium, dementia, and fall risk, among other vulnerabilities.

The voluntary GEDA program provides specific criteria and goals for emergency clinicians and administrators to target. A Geriatric Accredited emergency department must incorporate selected best practices, as well as provide inter-disciplinary geriatric education, and have geriatric appropriate equipment and supplies available.

At the Montclair Hospital Medical Center emergency department, we’ll see you quickly, and we take time to evaluate your condition and develop the best plan of care for you. With our geriatric trained Emergency Nurses, our collaborative Emergency Room team is trained to identify older adults that need extra support during and after their hospitalization.

In addition, we work closely with you to manage your long-term health and wellness. Our clinicians develop a discharge plan with you and your family to help you manage your future healthcare needs.

Our accredited senior Emergency Department features an atmosphere to enhance safety and comfort. During your stay, you can expect the following:

  • Educated Geriatric Emergency Nurses
  • Easy-to-read signs and clocks
  • Pressure reducing mattresses
  • Handrails
  • Extra seating for family
  • Skid- proof footwear
  • Large print signage and documents
  • Warm blankets
  • Walkers

As a member of a national health system, Prime Healthcare, we have the experience and resources to protect the safety of physicians, staff and patients. Your health and safety are always our top priority.