Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital has opened a new acute care unit designed specifically to provide high-quality, holistic and person-centered care for the growing senior population in the Houston area.

The Acute Care for Elders Unit is designed to address the challenges older adults often face during hospitalization. Every detail, from the specialized training for care teams to the design of the unit, has been developed to deliver personalized care. The ACE Unit represents a continuation of Memorial Hermann Health System’s commitment to serving older adults – a commitment that also includes a new inpatient hospice care offering at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and the Silver Trauma Unit at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

“The senior population is growing rapidly in southwest Houston and throughout the Greater Houston area, which is why the ACE Unit, and others like it, are so important to helping us achieve our vision to create healthier communities,” said Malisha Patel, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital (holding scissors in photo).

“We are so pleased to be able to further personalize care for our older adult patients through this new unit.”