Uptown's Weiss Hospital will be holding a Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Wednesday to introduce its new emergency room that has been enhanced to make it senior-friendly.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of Weiss’ Emergency Room, 4646 N. Marine will kick off the morning event. An Open House will take place on Wednesday, October 26 from 10:30am to noon in Weiss’s Medical Office Building Lobby, 4700 N. Marine, where neighbors can learn more about all the senior-friendly, stroke care, and patient navigation updates at the Weiss Emergency Room.
Weiss's ER sees about 23,000 patients a year, and 16% of them are over age 65. With Uptown having such a large elderly population, and with the aging of the Baby Boomers, it makes sense to create an environment with their needs in mind. Weiss’s ER now offers enhancements that will benefit all patients to the ER:
- New safety & privacy features: Seamless non-skid flooring, remodeled bathrooms, new privacy curtains
- New comfort features: Pillow speakers, larger nurse call buttons, new overhead lights, new dimmer light, new televisions, pressure-reducing mattresses
- New room equipment: Reading glasses, new phones, new recliners