All MLH hospitals now have NICHE designation


All five MLH hospitals — Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital – have received NICHE designation. The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates an organization’s commitment to elder care excellence by stimulating senior focused-transformation in the culture of health care facilities and achieving patient-centered care for older adults.

“Receiving NICHE designation across Main Line Health is truly an honor,” said Barbara Wadsworth, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. “It validates our efforts to offer a superior experience, focusing on the individual needs of our senior patients.”

The Systemwide NICHE designation signals Main Line Health’s dedication to providing patient-centered care for older adult patients. Through participation in the NICHE program – a leading elder care nursing program – MLH is able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences and improved care for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction rates for patients, their families and staff.

“Main Line Health shows a tremendous commitment to meet the most critical challenge of our times: quality care of older adults,” said Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN, Acting Executive Director, NICHE. “The organization’s dedication to drive continuous improvement processes and enhance care marks them as leaders in the field.”

For more information on finding a physician at any of our NICHE designated acute care hospitals, or to learn more about any of Main Line Health’s Senior Services, please visit


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