NICHE Names Upstate as a ‘Senior Friendly’ Hospital

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Source: Upstate

Upstate University Hospital has achieved a higher level designation from NICHE, Nurses Improving Care of Healthsystem Elders. The new Level 3 status, referred to as “Senior Friendly,” has been achieved as a result of several initiatives now in place throughout the hospital.

Upstate’s NICHE steering committee includes representation from both campuses including medicine, acute rehabilitation, transitional care, and the geriatric emergency department. A number of geriatricians, pharmacy staff and social work staff are also involved in the NICHE implementation at Upstate.

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