California’s first accredited emergency room created for seniors

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit at UC San Diego Health is California’s first accredited emergency room created specifically for seniors.

The 11 new SECU patient rooms are equipped with sound-absorbing walls and ceilings to reduce ambient noise; a variable lighting system that orients patients to the actual time of day; and contrasting colors between walls and floors and between toilet and chair seats and floors improve mobility and reduce fall risk, according to UCSD Health.

The unit is an extension of the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department in La Jolla and was made possible by an $11.8 million grant from Gary and Mary West.

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