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Committing to Seniors: Celebrating the Mary and Gary West Emergency Department

Emergency Room at the new Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego's Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla

On Monday, December 9, I welcomed County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and hospital executives from all over San Diego County to launch a new county-wide senior emergency department initiative supported by West Health. CEO of West Health Shelley Lyford and cofounders of West Health, Gary and Mary West, shared their commitment to the cause of seniors and to help make San Diego the place of innovation for improving senior care.

UC San Diego Health is home to the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department and West Senior Emergency Care Unit which is a national model for emergency room care of seniors. Check out the beautiful facility in the photos below.