Mattia Gilmartin has been named Executive Director of the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program. NICHE was established in 1992 as the leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults. The mission of NICHE is to provide the principles and tools to stimulate change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve sensitive patient-centered care for all older adults over the age of 65. Based at NYU Nursing, NICHE has a network of over 680 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 46 states, Canada, Bermuda, and Singapore. According to an NYU News Release from February 2016, the number of adults over the age of 85 is expected to nearly triple from 6.3 million in 2015 to 17.9 million in 2015, ultimately comprising 4.5% of the total population. With the needs of older adults being increasingly met outside the home, NICHE seeks to ensure that those working in long-term care facilities are educated and prepared to meet the rising demand for these services. As Executive Director of NICHE , Dr. Gilmartin will oversee the success of new nursing faculty online teaching jobs programs to engage hospitals and healthcare leaders in expanding the NICHE program. Her responsibilities will include managing the current membership model, seeking new relationships with funders, expanding the NICHE program and its offerings, and increasing resource development. In doing so, Gilmartin will fulfill her most critical goal of providing a premier healthcare model for the care of older adults.
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