Associated Press: Hospital Eligible for Program for Sexual Assault Victims

Funded by federal and state grants, the TeleSAFE program enables more timely care for patients at 46 rural and underserved hospitals across the Capital Region and Central New York.

The Associated Press (AP) published a story on a new telemedicine program for victims of sexual assault. The program was launched by St. Peter’s Health Partners in collaboration with Troy-based United Concierge Medicine and the state Office of Victim Services.

From the report:

The TeleSAFE program offers specialized care for victims who seek medical assistance at rural or underserved hospitals that lack a health care provider certified as a sexual assault forensic examiner.

Emergency department staff can use TeleSAFE to contact certified providers through a secure video connection. Those providers will then guide emergency room staff through the process of the medical and forensic exams.

Click here to read the AP’s story.

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