Underwood-Memorial Hospital proudly serves the community as a NICHE hospital- Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders.
This NICHE designation reinforces our commitment to geriatric excellence and a vision to provide exemplary care to older patients.
Through NICHE, the administrators, clinicians, and staff engage in ongoing training, have access to evidence-based clinical protocols and are able to share information, knowledge, and expertise with other NICHE hospitals.
What does this mean to the older patient at Underwood?
Through NICHE, our nurses have the resources to assist patients and caregivers with concerns regarding medication use, community care options, dementia, self-care for family caregivers, discharge planning, and much more.
Started in 1992, NICHE has evolved into the only national geriatric care program for hospitals. The NICHE Network comprises nearly 300 hospitals across the country which share the goal to achieve patient-centered care for older adult patients.