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BCH becomes first High Desert hospital to receive NICHE designation
Desert Dispatch

Barstow Community Hospital announced it has become the first High Desert hospital to receive a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders designation. According to BCH spokesman John Rader, the hospital’s goal is to achieve systematic nursing changes that benefit older patients who are hospitalized, including prevention and management of pain, pressure ulcers, adverse medication events, delirium, urinary incontinence and fall prevention.