Spring 2012
Geriatric Emergency Medical Service (GEMS)
Susan Storck, APRN

GEMS Nurse Practitioner
Susan Storck, APRN
Wendy Grey, APRN
GEMS Nurse Practitioner
Wendy Grey, APRN

All Emergency Departments are not the same, which is especially important if you or a loved one is age 65 or older. When deciding where to seek emergency care, remember: Only Bridgeport Hospital offers GEMS—our Geriatric Emergency Medical Service.

A dedicated GEMS nurse practitioner oversees the Emergency Department care for you or your loved one by:

  • Greeting patients and explaining what type of testing may be done, which helps put patients and their families at ease.
  • Working with Emergency Department doctors to provide treatment and quickly determine whether patients need to be admitted to the hospital or can return home.
  • Ensuring that patients return to a safe environment, whether at home or another facility, with a proper plan of care.

For more information about the Geriatric Emergency
Medical Service at Bridgeport Hospital, please call us toll free, 24 / 7, at 1-800-794-5013.

 

GEMS is available seven days a week, 9:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.