NICHE Names Upstate as a ‘Senior Friendly’ Hospital
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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.