Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, N.J., has received designation as a NICHE hospital. According to a news release, the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders designation recognizes Kennedys dedication to providing patient-centered care for older adult patients through its 12-bed Adult Care for Elders unit, which opened in 2011.
Kennedys ACE unit uses an interdisciplinary approach to help older adults maintain their independence and prevent physical and mental decline while receiving treatment for acute illnesses, according to the release.
“Kennedy shows a tremendous commitment to meet the most critical challenge of our times — quality care of older adults,” Liz Capezuti, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of the NICHE program, said in the release. “The hospitals dedication to drive continuous improvement processes and enhance care marks them as leaders in the field.”