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15th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

The 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference entitled "Getting to the Heart of Aging: An Interprofessional Approach to Cardiovascular Health" was held at the Snowbird Resort Conference Center on August 28-29, 2017. The UGS  held a breakout meeting at lunch hosting Nursing Home Medical Directors from Hillside Rehabilitation, Brookdale, Highland Care and the Salt Lake Veterans Home to discuss ways by which we can better collaborate and pool our resources.  

UGS Palliative Care Dinner Event

The Utah Geriatrics Society, Regence, and the Utah Partnership for Value held a Dinner Panel Discussion with prominent Palliative Clinicians: “Where Can We Create Value in Palliative Care Transitions? A Clinicians’ Perspective” on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah .

UGS receives award

Dr Michael Galindo received the 2017 Continuum of Caring Award on behalf of the Utah Geriatrics Society presented by the Senior Charity Foundation during the Hope Benefit Held at the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium on April 25,2017.

The Continuum of Caring award is presented to individuals or groups who have made a significant difference in the lives of seniors over a significant period of time.

2016 UGS Annual Fall Meeting

On November 10, we held our 2016 Annual Fall Meeting at the Alta Club. It was a well attended event. The Advocate of the Year Award went to Becky Kapp. She was honored for her years of service with the Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services. Anna Driesel received the award on her behalf. Sarah Woolsey, MD, Health Insight’s Medical Director gave a talk on the changes that are presently developing related to Health Care Reform, Value Based Care and Transparency. Michael Galindo,  laid out our goals for the future as our incoming UGS President.

UGS Palliative Care Dinner Presentation

July 13, the UGS held a Dinner Presentation at the Marriott City Creek where Dr. Bruce Smith, the Palliative Care Medical Director for Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield was the Guest Speaker. He gave an update on Payer Innovations on Palliative Care the from Regence's perspective. It was a well attended event and Leslie Foren, our Regence representative should be complemented on her food selection. We had a lively discussion.

2015 AGS Annual Fall Meeting

The 2015 AGS Annual Fall Meeting was held on November 18.2015 at the Alta Club. It was a well attended event. Dr. Gerald Rothstein received the first UGS Geriatric Advocate of the Year Award. This was followed by the night's guest speaker, Dr. Dot Verbrugge, the Medical Director of Select Health, who gave a talk on Medicare Health Care Financing, specifically Medicare Advantage Plans.

Welcome Speech 2015 AGS Fall Meeting

Thank you all for attending our yearly UGS Meeting. This is the only time of the year when we as geriatricians have a chance to meet and discuss issues related to our work in caring for our geriatric patients.

The UGS was incorporated in 2009 and became an affiliate of the AGS in 2010 this would be our 6th year. Generally there are five stages as to an organizations life cycle
Stage one existence
Stage two survival
Stage three maturity
Stage four renewal
Stage five decline

AGS COSAR Minutes of Meeting

The most recent AGS-COSAR ( Council of State Affiliate Representatives ) meeting was held as a telephone conference on October 9, 2015. The following is an outline.

Election Announcement

We are pleased to announce our newly elected incoming officers. Dr. Michael Galindo has been formally elected for the position of Vice-President/ President Elect and Kim Dansie has been formally elected for the position of Secretary-Treasurer.

Who is the 'House MD to Follow' at Nursing Facilities?-Summary

Good morning all,

Thank you again for taking the time to come together last week to discuss how we can cooperate on improving SNF medical care. Our first meeting showed a lot of energy, and I think we accomplished a lot!

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