WHO: Physicians and staff of the new ULP-Geriatrics Practice office, invited guests and the public.
WHAT: To address the increased need for specialty services for patients over age 65, the University of Louisville Physicians-Geriatric Practice will celebrate the opening of a new clinical office in the UofL Health Care Outpatient Center (HCOC). The 5,200-square-foot office on first floor of the will replace the practice’s previous 900-square-foot location at Cardinal Station. The opening of this new office represents a bold step toward improving overall health care for a growing and vulnerable population in Louisville.
This new, larger space will enable ULP-Geriatrics to accommodate a significant increase in patient visits with shorter wait times for care. ULP-Geriatrics is the only comprehensive, dedicated geriatrics practice in the region, providing geriatric evaluation and treatment, medication management, home care, hospital and nursing home consultation services.
The new office provides easy access to other ULP services, including neurology, psychiatry, podiatry, cardiology, physical therapy and more. In addition, X-ray, lab and pharmacy are offered at the HCOC, so geriatric patients can truly have all their health care needs met in one building. Patient drop-off is located at the building’s rear entrance, with wheelchair transport and concierge services available. Convenient parking is located in the attached garage across Chestnut Street.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Open house, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Presentation and ribbon cutting, 10:30 a.m.
The public is invited to drop in for tours all day during the open house. News media are invited to cover the grand opening presentation and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Speakers will include:
Dr. David Dunn, executive vice president for health affairs, University of Louisville
Dr. James O’Brien, chair, UofL Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Christian Davis Furman, vice-chair for geriatric medicine, ULP-Geriatrics
WHERE: UofL Health Care Outpatient Center, 401 E. Chestnut St., first floor lobby, Louisville
CONTACT: Amy Higgs, Public Relations Manager, 588-4445 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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