Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) is a national organization designed to improve the quality of care for older adult patients and their families. Hospitals achieve NICHE designation by educating their nurses and staff in geriatric treatment methods that result in better outcomes.
At Atlantic Health System, several of our hospitals have senior programs recognized by NICHE. Morristown Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center have both received “Exemplar” status – the highest designation achievable – while Overlook Medical Center has been awarded “Senior Friendly” status.
NICHE helps our hospitals:
- Address issues specific to older adults
- Improve patient satisfaction
- Support families in their role as caregivers