Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response® (STAR) has honored Woman’s Hospital as the Outstanding Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Partner of the Year award for the hospital’s outstanding commitment and dedication to survivors of sexual assault in the Baton Rouge community.
At Woman’s, a board certified OB-GYN and a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) work together to perform a forensic exam and provide treatment for a sexual assault survivor. Critical evidence collected during the forensic exam can help lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrator. A survivor is able to share her account of the assault with a police officer in Woman’s private consult room designated specifically for sexual assault survivors. Woman’s provides her with a fresh set of clothing, toiletries and a place to shower. Woman’s also provides the initial three-day supply of HIV post-exposure prophylaxis, and was the first hospital in the area to do so.
For more information about Woman’s Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault Program, please click here.
Pictured, left to right: Tina Dunnington, Woman’s Assessment Center Manager; Kirsten Raby, STAR’s Capital Area Regional Director; and Amye Reeves, Woman’s Obstetrics and AICU Director.