All 10 MedStar hospitals are recognized by the Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) program for exceptional care for older adults.
Three MedStar hospitals — MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Md., MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, in Clinton, Md. and MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.— have achieved "exemplar" status, the highest level of recognition bestowed by NICHE. All other MedStar hospitals have achieved Senior Friendly status, the next highest level of recognition. MedStar Health is in the top six NICHE health systems in the United States.
NICHE is the leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals improve care of patients 65 and older. This recognition means that MedStar hospitals are committed to providing nurse-led, evidence-based care of elder adults. By accessing training, tools and resources, and by sharing information, knowledge and expertise, our hospitals pursue ongoing improvement in the quality of care and patient experience for geriatric patients.