University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Distinctive Clinical Programs

A nationally ranked program spanning the continuum of geriatric care

Top-ranked geriatrics care

U.S. News & World Report ranks the UW Health geriatrics program among the top 50 in the nation. Our holistic approach to both primary and specialty care equally emphasizes prevention, disease management, functional rehabilitation and the end of life.

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Dr. Elizabeth Chapman and colleague

A unique hospital consult service

Recognizing that hospitalized older adults often face unique challenges, we created the UW Health Acute Care for Elders service, an interdisciplinary clinical consult team that evaluates older patients’ and families’ unique physical, mental, emotional and social factors to recommend the best approaches to current inpatient care and future needs.

Novel home-based care

In collaboration with UW Health, we launched a multidisciplinary home-based primary care program for qualifying patients. It increases patient access to both primary and palliative care, builds networks of home- and community-based services, improves patient and caregiver quality of life and decreases total costs of care.

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Acute Care for Elders service at University Hospital

Partners with a VA Center of Excellence

We provide outpatient and inpatient care for older veterans at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center (GRECC), a National Center of Excellence within the VA healthcare system.

Long-term care leadership

Our faculty provide assisted-living and nursing home leadership and clinical services at Badger Prairie Nursing Home and Capital Lakes Nursing Home.

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Dr. Brian Lewis in clinic