Geriatric Consortium at New York Presbyterian Hospital

Client: New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University
Faculty: Amy Goldman, Roger Kropf
Team: Laura Carrell, Eileen Donohue, Lawrence Miller, Annie Nussbaum, Hsing Hwa Jessica Tsai
Year: 2010
The Capstone team assisted the Department of Geriatrics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital to create a plan and make recommendations for a Consortium on Aging at the institution, encouraging greater collaboration and communication regarding geriatric work between departments at NYP and Columbia University. It is important that NYP/Columbia, located in an area with the highest density of nursing homes in the nation, be prepared to meet the needs of the community, particularly as the baby boom generation reaches retirement age. The team researched the best practices of geriatric centers and consortia across the United States through a series of phone interviews and a web based survey. The team then surveyed faculty and staff at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University to assess the needs and strengths of the institution. With the knowledge gained from these studies, the team developed a business model and a set of recommendations to implement a consortium for geriatric studies at NYP and Columbia University.