CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- The prestigious Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing has once again given NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital its top rating for the care of hospitalized older adults.
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) recently awarded NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital “Exemplar status” for nursing programs that provide quality care of older adult patients.
First designated as a NICHE hospital in February 2011, NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital became one of only nine in the country to earn the Exemplar status distinction in March 2014.
“We are very proud to earn this coveted NICHE rating and be recognized as an organization that cares deeply about our elders,” said John C. Federspiel, the Hospital’s president.
NYP/HVH was the only hospital in the region to receive this honor.
“A nurse-driven program, our NICHE Exemplar status is also the result of the interdisciplinary collaboration of our board-certified physicians, magnet nurses, and a highly trained staff, all of whom incorporate best practices, to ensure exemplary geriatric care and treatment,” added A. Bonnie Corbett, chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care Services.
Exemplar is the highest of four levels of recognition awarded by NICHE. Achieving 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.
Adults over 65 are the fastest growing age group in the nation, making up 12.9 percent of the population or about 1 in 8 people in the United States. By 2030, estimates are that there will be about 72.1 million older adults, according to U.S. Census data.
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