Little Falls Hospital Recognized as NICHE Provider

Little Falls Hospital

January 4, 2016


L-R: Tina Willis and Kathy Dibble

Little Falls Hospital has been recognized for their commitment to care for elder adult patients. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of elder adults.
NICHE is for all patients over the age of 65 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 facilities to achieve patient-centered care for older adults.

Kathy Dibble, Nurse Manager of Inpatient Care, states, "As healthcare providers, we recognize that our older patients require and deserve special attention, that's why we provide the extensive training that NICHE provides for our nursing staff ensuring excellent bedside nursing to the hospitalization of older adults."

The NICHE designation comes with a variety of tools proven to help hospitals improve care of the elderly. It includes clinical protocols specifically for older patients, evidence-based geriatric practice tools, an E-learning center that includes interactive e-learning opportunities as well as other staff training tools.
NICHE program is paramount to the hospital's continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital's efforts to serve the community.

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