(October 3, 2013) Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has received a Nurses Improving Care of Hospitalized Elders (NICHE) designation. NICHE is a program designed to provide resources to hospitals to better meet the needs of patients and the community.
NICHE gives Inova Mount Vernon Hospital staff access to resources such as educational programs and training, as well as the network of hospitals in the NICHE program.
“The support has been tremendous from both the NICHE program and from other doctors and nurses in the system,” says Laura Shanks, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, medical-surgical clinical nurse specialist. “Here at Mount Vernon, we have such a dedicated staff that is ready to learn. I think we’re going to be able to do a lot of great things for the elderly population,” she says.
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