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NYUCN's NICHE Program Featured on WABC-TV and NPR Radio

December 23, 2010

NICHE has a critical story to tell about quality care for older adult hospital patients that everyone should hear! NICHE’s important message is soon to reach a much wider audience with upcoming TV and radio coverage.

Tune-in for these NICHE news stories:


Eyewitness News

Thursday, December 23, 2010, 5:30-6:00 pm

This holiday story will focus on what NYU Langone Medical Center nurses are doing to make the holidays better for patients and how reminiscence therapy is part of the larger efforts of NICHE to improve standards of care for older adults.




Sunday, January 2, 2011, 5:30-6:00 am

The Viewpoint program highlights efforts that enrich the quality of life in New York City. Tara Cortes, Executive Director of the Hartford Institute For Geriatric Nursing at the NYU College of Nursing, Sue Nickoley, Physician at Rochester General Health System, and Debbie Stamps, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital will appear on the broadcast. The show will also be archived for two-three weeks for viewing following the live broadcast. Go to:>


NPR Morning Edition

Tentatively scheduled to run on Monday, January 3, 2011, throughout the morning drive time of 5:01-11:36 am. Stay tuned for updates regarding this broadcast.

About NICHE:  Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) is a national organization designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. NICHE hospitals seek to create an environment where older adult patients receive care that results in better outcomes. This climate of success encourages patients and their families to seek NICHE designated hospitals for their medical needs. The NICHE Network now numbers nearly 300 hospitals throughout North America.

NICHE is the leading organization designed to help healthcare professionals improve their clinical skills and nursing competencies in elder care. NICHE sites implement a geriatric patient program associated with improved outcomes, higher satisfaction rates and better compliance with Joint Commission standards.

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