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NICHE Celebrates Reaching 500 Member Milestone

December 2, 2013

NICHE Contact:  Barbara Bricoli | 212-992-9753 | barbara.bricoli@nyu.edu

Member Hospitals Are Committed to Improving Care of Older Adult Patients

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) recently held a reception here to celebrate reaching the 500 member milestone for its network of health care organizations that have implemented the NICHE geriatrics program. Fifty guests were on hand at a small gathering to mark the occasion.

Through 2030, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day. Medicare spends $555 billion now; that number is projected to almost double by 2020. The NICHE hospital member designation signals a resolve to provide specialized and patient-centered care for older adults. Through participation NICHE hospitals and their associated health care facilities are able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences, and improved care for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction rates for patients, their families and staff.

“Our network is now 500 strong and growing,” said Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, NICHE director, Dr. John W. Rowe professor in Successful Aging, New York University College of Nursing. “These hospitals, located throughout North America, have made the vital commitment to help meet one of the most critical challenges of our times: quality care of older adults.”

About NICHE

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is an international program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65-and-over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient-centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at NYU College of Nursing, consists of over 500 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout North America. For more information visit http://www.nicheprogram.org. Follow us on: Pinterest@NICHEProgram, Twitter@NICHEProgram, Facebook@NICHEProgramNYU, YouTube@NICHEProgramNYU.

 

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Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

NICHE Celebrates Reaching 500 Member Milestone

(left to right): Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, NICHE director, Linda Bub, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, NICHE director, Education and Program Development and Barbara Bricoli, MPA, NICHE managing director at the recent NICHE 500 member milestone reception.


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