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Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)

All Emergency Departments are not the same, which is especially important if you or a loved one are age 65 or older. Bridgeport Hospital is first and only Silver Level Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department in the state.

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

  • Greeting patients and explaining what type of testing may be done.
  • Working with Emergency Department doctors to provide treatment and 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.