Message From The Executive Director
Welcome to Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystems Elders (NICHE),
a national program of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
I invite you to join the growing network of healthcare delivery
organizations dedicated to creating age-friendly care for an aging nation.
Our award-winning nursing practice model positions nurses to
lead substantive changes in the design and delivery of nursing
care to improve clinical outcomes, reduce cost of care, and meet
national quality goals. Our cost-effective and scalable practice
model develops workforce competences in geriatric nursing and
integrates evidence-based practice guidelines that enables nurses
to manage common health conditions and hospital-aquired
complications that disproportionately affect older adults.
I thank the nurse leaders who are the heart and soul of the NICHE
program for their dedication to achieve new heights of professional
practice and sustainable changes in care of older adults.
Please explore our website to learn more about our work and how
to become a NICHE member to promote age-friendly nursing care
for older adults in your organization.
Mattia J. Gilmartin PhD, RN, FAAN
Mattia Gilmartin is the Executive Director of the Nurses Improving
Care for Healthsystem Elders Program (NICHE) of New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing,
a 500-member organization whose mission is to create age-friendly healthcare services
for 48 million older adults in the U.S.
She brings 25 years of firsthand experience with organizational and management
forces that drive performance improvement. Her background as a clinician,
researcher, and teacher makes her particularly skilled in analyzing complex
problems and translating theory into practice. She favors entrepreneurial
approaches and thrives in complex environments that require creative and flexible solutions.
She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing and an MBA from
the University of San Francisco, and a PhD degree from the University of Virginia School of Nursing,
which named her their 2018 Distinguished Alumna. In 2020, she was a
Health and Aging Policy Fellow and an American Political Science Association
Congressional Fellow, contributing her expertise on care coordination and change
management to senior leaders at the Administration for Community Living and
the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. She is an elected fellow of the
American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the
New York Academy of Medicine, and a past chair of the Academy of Management
Healthcare Management Division. In 2022, she was named an American Academy
of Nursing Edge Runner for her contributions to improving nursing care for older adults.