Bassett Healthcare Network hospitals have achieved designation as NICHE hospitals. NICHE stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders and is the only national designation indicating a hospital’s commitment to elder care excellence.
Approximately 50 percent or more of the inpatient population our network hospitals care for is 65 years of age or older. The NICHE program is designed to help staff engage our elderly population in a geriatric sensitive way.
Dr. Anne Gadomski, research scientist and pediatrician at Bassett Medical Center, authored a study on children, pets and anxiety that appears in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Read about the study’s findings in this NBC News story:
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