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May 24, 2013- Senior Program at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital receives URAC accreditation

The Wellness Institute for Senior Health - Rosa Parks (WISH – Rosa Parks) at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital has been granted an accreditation by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC)the largest accrediting organization body for health care.  Accreditation is granted after an impartial and rigorous review of an organization’s operations including clinical standards, quality, case management and credentials to ensure business is conducted in a manner consistent with strict national standards.


This is great news,” said Gerald Turlo, MD, medical director, WISH - Rosa Parks.  “Our entire team has earned these bragging rights and I would like to thank everyone for their commitment and hard work.”


 “We are proud to have been granted an accreditation achievement by URAC,” said Iris A. Taylor, PhD, RN, president, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital.  “This is a true testament to our staff’s commitment to providing quality health care services for seniors.”


DMC Detroit Receiving’s WISH - Rosa Parks, formerly known as The DMC Geriatric Center of Excellence, is designed to provide comprehensive services to the growing population of adults age 60 and older in Metropolitan Detroit. The institute improves senior health care through education, research, clinical programs and community partnerships. WISH – Rosa Parks has received numerous honors and awards, and is recognized nationally for its spirit of innovation which has been replicated by many other health care organizations.


The WISH - Rosa Parks program consists of three major services:

1)  A clinic that offers one-stop health services for adults age 60 and older that includes specialty services, lab work, imaging tests and access to physicians who are certified in various specialties such as geriatric psychologists, geriatric gastroenterologists, geriatric cardiologists and more;

2)  An Acute Care for the Elderly unit (ACE) that utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive care to patients age 60 and older who are admitted to DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital; and

3)  Research developed by geriatric physicians who track data on senior patients and work to advance their care with customized treatments and clinical trials.


The components and innovations that comprise the WISH – Rosa Parks program have attracted the attention of hospitals across the United States. 


To schedule an appointment for a comprehensive senior medical examination at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital - Wellness Institute for Senior Health - Rosa Parks call (888) 264-0102.

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