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November 3, 2010

GBMC sexual assault program gets $1 million gift

Greater Baltimore Medical Center has received $1 million from an anonymous donor to support a program that serves victims of sexual assault.

It is the largest gift ever for the GBMC Sexual Assault Forensic Examination program. There are 21 of the programs across the state.

Under the program, forensic nurse examiners complete a full assessment of victims of sexual assault age 13 and over. They collect forensic evidence and provide antibiotic therapy and emergency contraception. They also provide resources for crisis counseling.

Young women between the ages of 13 and 24 account for more than 60 percent of victims that use the program. 

The grant will be used to train nurses among other things.

Posted by Andrea Walker at 12:45 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Women's health
        

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The nurses who encompass this program are truly passionate about educating women and young girls'.

I've witnessed their compassion and empathy firsthand.

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Meredith CohnMeredith Cohn has been a reporter since 1991, covering everything from politics and airlines to the environment and medicine. A runner since junior high and a particular eater for almost as long, she tries to keep up on health and fitness trends. Her aim is to bring you the latest news and information from the local and national medical and wellness communities.

Andrea K. WalkerAndrea K. Walker knows it’s weird to some people, but she has a fascination with fitness, diseases, medicine and other health-related topics. She subscribes to a variety of health and fitness magazines and becomes easily engrossed in the latest research in health and science. An exercise fanatic, she’s probably tried just about every fitness activity there is. Her favorites are running, yoga and kickboxing. So it is probably fitting that she has been assigned to cover the business of healthcare and to become a regular contributor to this blog. Andrea has been at The Sun for nearly 10 years, covering manufacturing, retail , airlines and small and minority business. She looks forward to telling readers about the latest health news.
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