NICHE Exemplar Hospitals

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NICHE Exemplar Hospitals demonstrate organizational commitment to the quality care of older adults. Progressing through Early Implementation, Progressive, and Senior Friendly levels to achieve Exemplar designation recognizes a hospital's ongoing, high level dedication to geriatric medical care and preeminence in the implementation and quality of system wide interventions and initiatives.

The Exemplar status is achieved following a rigorous program evaluation by NICHE acute care hospitals of the current state and future goals of their NICHE programs. The requirements include implementation of the NICHE Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) model and evidence based protocols on all applicable units, including specialty units; implementation of systemic aging sensitive policies; inclusion of the input of patient, families, and community based providers in planning and implementation of NICHE initiatives; and assuming regional and national leadership roles.

To learn how NICHE hospitals achieve Exemplar status, please review the dimensions and attributes chart for determining levels.

NICHE Exemplar Hospital

Congratulations to the following NICHE hospitals that have achieved Exemplar status.

Addison Gilbert Hospital

Gloucester, MA


Advocate Christ Medical Center

Oak Lawn, IL


Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Downers Grove, IL


Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL


Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Hazel Crest, IL


Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Wausau, WI


Aurora Lakeland Medical Center

Elkhorn, WI


Aurora Medical Center Kenosha

Kenosha, WI


Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington

Burlington, WI 


Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

Milwaukee, WI


Aurora St. Luke's South Shore

Cudahy, WI


Aurora West Allis Medical Center

West Allis, WI


Baptist Hospital of Miami

Miami, FL


Baylor Medical Center at Irving

Irving, TX


BayRidge Hospital

Lynn, MA


Bayshore Community Hospital

Holmdel, NJ


Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak

Royal Oak, MI


Beverly Hospital

Beverly, MA


Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Mechanicsville, VA


Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital

Richmond, VA


Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center

Midlothian, VA


Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Richmond, VA


Brampton Civic Hospital

Brampton, ON, Canada


Broward Health Imperial Point

Fort Lauderdale, FL


C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center

Bay Pines, FL


Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy

Charlotte, NC


CHI Health Immanuel

Omaha, NE


Chilton Medical Center

Pompton Plains, NJ


Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE


CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital- Medical Center

San Antonio, TX


Detroit Receiving Hospital

Detroit, MI


El Camino Hospital Mountain View

Moutain View, CA


Etobicoke General Hospital

Etobicoke, ON


Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Knoxville, TN


Halton Healthcare

Oakville, ON, Canada


Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT


Henrico Doctors' Hospital - Retreat Campus

Richmond, VA


Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY


Hurley Medical Center

Flint, MI


Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

Commerce Township, MI


Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA


Inspira Medical Center Woodbury

Woodbury, NJ


Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ


Kennedy University Hospital - Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill, NJ


Kennedy University Hospital - Stratford

Stratford, NJ


Kennedy University Hospital - Washington

Turnersville, NJ


Maimonides Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY


MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Baltimore, MD


MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Olney, MD


MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Washington, DC


Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Grand Rapids, MI


Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ


Mount Sinai Hospital

Toronto, ON, Canada


Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Omaha, NE


Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Newark, NJ


Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Newark, NY


New York-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

Cortlandt Manor, NY


Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Winston-Salem, NC


NYU Langone Medical Center

New York, NY


Ocean Medical Center

Brick, NJ


Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

Lafayette, LA


Palmetto Health Baptist

Columbia, SC


Palmetto Health Richland

Columbia, SC


Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

Sleepy Hollow, NY


Queensway Carleton Hospital

Ottawa, Canada


Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA


Riverview Medical Center

Red Bank, NJ


Rochester General Hosptial

Rochester, NY


Schneck Medical Center

Seymour, IN


Shands at University of Florida

Gainesville, FL


Sibley Memorial Hospital

Washington, DC


Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ


St. Elizabeth Hospital

Gonzales, LA


St. John Hospital and Medical Center

Detroit, MI


St. Joseph Health Services - Our Lady of Fatima Hospital

North Providence, RI


St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital

Ypsilanti, MI


St. Mary Medical Center

Langhorne, PA


St. Mary Mercy Hospital

Livonia, MI


Stanford Health Care

Stanford, CA


Summa St. Thomas Hospital

Akron, OH


Summa Akron City Hospital

Akron, OH


Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL


The Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ


TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital

Cincinnati, OH


Trinity Hospital of Augusta

Augusta, GA


UAB Hospital

Birmingham, AL


UC San Diego Health

San Diego, CA


UF Health Shands Hospital

Gainesville, FL


University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center

Bedford, OH


University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Cleveland, OH


University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center

Geneva, OH


University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

Plainsboro, NJ


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa City, IA


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Madison, WI


Upstate University Hospital

Syracuse, NY


Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus

Syracuse, NY


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Winston-Salem, NC


Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare- Elmbrook Memorial Hospital

Brookfield, WI


Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare- St. Francis Hospital

Milwaukee, WI


White Plains Hospital Center

White Plains, NY


Wilmington Hospital

Wilmington, DE