• Compassionate Connected
    Care for Seniors

    NICHE MISSION

    The mission of Rome Memorial Hospital's Senior Center of Excellence is to provide compassionate and connected care across the continuum to enhance the well being and quality of life for our seniors, their caregivers, and the community we serve.

    NICHE VISION

    Rome Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare to our community with compassion, respect, integrity and accountability to ensure an optimal quality of life for all with an emphasis on creating a senior safe and friendly environment.

    Recognized as a leader in senior services, Rome Memorial Hospital has earned special recognition as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) facility for providing exceptional care for older adult patients.

    Specialized education empowers our interdisciplinary team of nurses and other healthcare professionals to use best practices and strategies for quality care that is sensitive to the needs of older adult patients in a safe, comfortable environment.

    “The mission of our Senior Center of Excellence is to provide compassionate and connected care across the continuum to enhance the well being and quality of life for our older adults, their caregivers, and the community we serve,” says Nancy Vaccaro, MS, RN, NICHE Program Director.

    “NICHE recognition highlights our commitment to providing patient-centered care to meet the unique health care needs of our growing senior community,” says Durinda Durr, Vice President Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer.

    In Oneida County, the number of residents age 65 and older is projected to grow more than 15% within the next 10 years as the Baby Boomers continue to age. Rome Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive services for seniors from primary and specialty care to specialized senior behavioral health and skilled nursing care.