Garden city – On August 23, 2017 Garden City Hospital (GCH) a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the opening of the hospital’s Senior ER. The ceremony drew dignitaries from the communities the hospital services including Garden City Mayor, Bill Wild, State Senator David Knezek, Westland Mayor Bill Wild, GCH Board Chair Osama Siblani and President of the Garden City Business Alliance, Kerry Partin. GCH CEO Saju George, Patricia Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer, Angela Cheers, ER Medical Director, Barb Coldren, ER Director and Charlene Teeter, DR Manager also welcomed area EMS and Fire Department officials from Garden City, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Wayne, Westland and Rapid Response EMS and presented certificates of appreciation.

The hospital created the Senior ER, a part of the overall emergency department in response to growth of the older adult population. The senior population is growing at a faster rate than any other segment of the population in the area. The new Senior ER includes the following features tailored for the older adult patient:

  • Private accommodations with soft, gel mattresses and recliners for comfort
  • Softer lighting and a quieter, calming atmosphere
  • Specially trained staff attuned to the needs of older adults
  • Warm blankets
  • Private waiting area for loved ones
  • Larger print size on clocks and written materials
  • Availability of reading glasses, hearing assistive devices and telephones
  • Age appropriate assessments, education and care
  • Extra attention to senior safety needs including availability of assistive devices to aid with walking
  • Help coordinating seamless transitions of care
  • Bedside registration
  • Attention to promptness throughout the patient experience.

For more information, visit We invite you to discover the advantages of the new Garden City Hospital Senior ER. Whether for yourself or a special senior in your life, we designed this dedicated emergency room with your comfort in mind – because you’ve earned it! Great-ER senior care at the Garden.

About Garden City Hospital: Garden City Hospital is a 176-bed community hospital located in Garden City, Michigan with a full range of services and off-site locations. The hospital is ranked nationally for clinical excellence with a 5-Star Quality Award ™ from Health Grades for Critical Care, Cardiac Care, Gastrointestinal, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Patient Safety, Prostate Surgery, and Pulmonary Service and is a Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center for Hip & Knee Replacement and Maternity Care. GCH earned HFAP certification as a primary stroke center and Gold Plus standing from the American Heart Association and is recognized by U.S. News and World report as high performing for COPD and Heart Failure. GCH received the Leap Frog designation for excellence in patient safety in 2016. Learn more at

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 44 acute-care hospitals providing nearly 43,500 jobs in 14 states. Fourteen of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity with a mission of providing quality, compassionate healthcare for all. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 38 times and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and Prime Healthcare is the only “Top 10 Health System” west of the Mississippi. For more information, please visit