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Baptist Medical Center Receives NICHE Designation

May 10, 2016
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Organization Moves to the Forefront of Elder Care

Baptist Medical Center announces it has received designation as a NICHE Hospital. The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates a hospital's commitment to elder care excellence.

The NICHE designation signals our dedication to providing patient-centered care for older adult patients. Through our participation in the NICHE program — a leading elder care nursing program — we are able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences, and improved care for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction rates for patients, their families and staff.

“Baptist Medical Center shows a tremendous commitment to meet the most critical challenge of our times - quality care of older adults,” says Holly Brown, MSN, GNP-BC, NICHE associate director, continuing care. “The hospital’s dedication to drive continuous improvement processes and enhance care marks them as leaders in the field.”

About NICHE

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is an international program designed to help healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all people 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 organizations to achieve patient-centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at NYU College of Nursing, consists of over 680 healthcare organizations in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, Singapore, and Australia.

For more information visit www.nicheprogram.org/.


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