UMHS-St.Joe geriatrics unit featured in the news

(From left) ACE geriatrician Salas Sabnis, M.D.; ACE medical director Karen Hall, M.D., Ph.D; SJMAA CEO Rob Casalou; Tony Denton, executive director and COO of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers; SJ chief nursing officer Joyce Young.

An announcement by UMHS and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor to open a new, jointly operated Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit was shared with the community via coverage in several local outlets. Stories have run in Crain’s, Michigan Radio, and the Ann Arbor Journal. It was also viewed thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter.

Faculty and staff recently also celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting at the new unit with remarks from Tony Denton, executive director and COO of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers at UMHS; ACE unit medical director and UMHS geriatrician Karen Hall, M.D., Ph.D.; St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor CEO Rob Casalou and St. Joe chief nursing officer Joyce Young.

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The UMHS-SJMAA ACE unit officially opened on May 28 and has been successfully serving its new patients. The collaboration is the latest manifestation of the master affiliation agreement with Trinity Health-Michigan, bringing together the area’s foremost geriatric experts in a new facility designed especially for senior patients over the age of 70. U-M and SJMAA geriatrics specialists work with SJMAA staff to provide expert care for acutely ill older adults.

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