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Welcome to NICHE

 

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations 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 the NYU College of Nursing and comprised of over 530 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 46 states, Canada, and Bermuda, engages hospitals and their affiliates in achieving and sustaining the NICHE designation. NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital's organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital's efforts to serve their communities.

Hear from our NICHE hospitals from across the country on gaining and sustaining support for their NICHE programs. The Campaign for NICHE: Making Quality Geriatric Care a Reality.


NICHE Highlights

 

2015 NICHE Conference:  Call for Abstracts now open

NYU College of Nursing's Dean Sullivan-Marx Names Barbara Bricoli NICHE  Executive Director: Read press release here

Revised/Updated GIAP Offers Higher Reliability: NICHE has updated the Knowledge and Attitude (K&A) questions for the Acute Care Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP) to improve reliability.  Learn more about the update here.

2014 NICHE Conference: See Highlights of the NICHE Conference

Upcoming Webinars: Register now for upcoming webinars in our "Solutions" and "Clinical Webinar" series. Read press release here

Take the Lead in the Care of Older Adults Register now for the Leadership Training Program (LTP). The LTP trains an interdisciplinary hospital team to begin the process of becoming leaders in the care of older adults and a NICHE designated hospital. The next six-week online session starts June 9, 2014.

Congratulations to the NICHE hospitals who renewed their designation in May 2014! Find out who they are and the steps they took to get there.

New Resources:
NICHE Solutions: Decreasing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers by Focusing on Decreasing Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD)
NICHE Solutions: Enhancing Interprofessional Communication via a Pictogram Based Communication Intervention
NICHE Solutions: The Effectiveness of Addressing Upper Body Warmth with Older Adult Patients
Need to Know by NICHE: Hip Fracture & Repair
Need to Know by NICHE: Care after Hip Fracture Surgery