The NICHE Program at The Bellevue Hospital
The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) program was implemented at The Bellevue Hospital to improve the quality care for older adult patients and provide support for their families. NICHE is an internal organization designed to help hospitals raise the level of care for older adults through the education of nurses and other staff in best practice models. NICHE hospitals seek to create an environment where older adult patients receive care that results in better outcomes.
Thanks to the NICHE program, our hospital staff is more knowledgeable and qualified in caring for older adult patients and, as a result, we have a higher patient and family satisfaction levels.
The NICHE program helps The Bellevue Hospital:
- Implement proven strategies and methods to address issues specific to older patients
- Improve patient outcomes
- Recognize and support families as key to improving the quality care