Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)

Ask your nurse for help accessing NICHE resources for older adult patients admitted to the hospital.

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) is the largest national geriatric nursing care program for hospitals.

Upstate University Hospital Earns NICHE Designation

As a NICHE-designated hospital, Upstate University Hospital is committed to improving care for geriatric patients. Over 50% of all hospitalized patients are over 65 years old. These patients have unique needs that can best be met by nurses with specialized geriatric training. University Hospital has invested time and resources in the education of staff on the unique needs of geriatric patients.

Benefits of NICHE Designation

  • Proven strategies and methods to address issues specific to older patients
  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Increased patient and family satisfaction