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Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders recently honored 31 hospitals for achieving Exemplar status for their nurse-driven NICHE programs by greatly increasing the quality of care for older adult patients. Exemplar is the highest of four levels of recognition. Progressing through Early Implementation, Progressive and Senior Friendly levels to achieve the Exemplar designation indicates a hospital has demonstrated ongoing, high-level dedication to geriatric care and preeminence in the implementation and quality of system wide interventions and initiatives, according to a news release.

The hospitals received Exemplar status after the completion of annual program evaluations. Requirements include implementation of the NICHE Geriatric Resource Nurse model and evidence-based protocols; implementation of systemic aging sensitive policies; inclusion of the input of patients, families and community-based providers in planning and implementation of NICHE initiatives and assumption of regional and national leadership roles.

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