Kentucky hospital hires more staff to treat sexual assault patients

Louisville-based Hardin Memorial Hospital will add staff to better treat victims of sexual assault, according to Louisville news website WDRB.com.

Hardin Memorial Hospital was given a federal grant of $220,000 to hire additional sexual assault nurse examiners and a sexual assault care coordinator. The hospital will also create community engagements to bolster educational efforts.

In 2018, Hardin Memorial Hospital treated about 104 victims of sexual assault, a 108 percent increase from 2017.

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