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LRGHealthcare Receives NICHE Designation – Moves to the Forefront of Senior Services

5/22/2014

LACONIA, NH- LRGHealthcare announces that both Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) and Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH) have received designation as NICHE hospitals.  The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates a hospital’s commitment to elder care excellence.
 
The NICHE designation signals LRGHealthcare’s dedication to providing patient-centered care for older adult patients.  Through their participation in the NICHE program – a leading elder care nursing program – LRGHealthcare is 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.
 
“LRGHealthcare shows a tremendous commitment to meet the most critical challenge of our times – quality care of older adults,” says Barbara Bricoli, MPA, and Managing Director – NICHE.  “The hospital’s dedication to drive continuous improvement processes and enhance care marks them as a leader in the field.”
 
NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults.  The vision of NICHE is for all patients 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 facilities to achieve patient-centered care for older adults.  NICHE, based at NYU College of America, engages hospitals and their affiliates in achieving and sustaining the NICHE designation.  NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital’s organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting hospitals’ efforts to serve their communities.  For more information, visit www.nicheprogram.org.