Poinciana Medical Center is a designated Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Hospital. The NICHE designation indicates our hospital’s commitment to elder care excellence. As of January 2016, Poinciana Medical Center is the only NICHE designated hospital in Osceola, south Orange and eastern Polk Counties. On average, the hospital serves approximately 2,300 patients over 65 years of age annually. This demographic represents 12.3 percent of the population in Osceola County and 19.2 percent in Polk County, according the U.S. Census Bureau. For more information about the NICHE program, visit NICHEProgram.org.
Key Facts About NICHE
- NICHE is 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 principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient centered care for older adults
- The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65 years of age and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care.
- The NICHE designation demonstrates our hospital’s organizational commitment to continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital’s efforts to serve the community.