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BRMC to present program on sexual assault

Posted on: 04/05/2017

Bradford Regional Medical Center will present “What everyone should know about sexual assault” Wednesday, April 12 at the Bradford Club, 32 Boylston St., Bradford.

Presented by Cheryl Wier, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, sexual assault nurse examiner program coordinator, BRMC; Heather E. Schultz-Piche, program director, Victims’ Resource Center, YWCA Bradford; Shelley Alcorn, sexual assault counselor/advocate, Victims’ Resource Center, YWCA Bradford; and Tonia R. Hartzell, family advocate/case manager, Children’s Advocacy Center of McKean County, the program will shine a light on the problem of sexual assault in our community and address how victims are offered assistance to help them deal with the initial impact and after effects.

The presentation is part of BRMC’s ongoing Community Breakfast Series.

The series is free and open to the public. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. with the presentation from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Seating is limited. To make reservations, call Stacy Williams, BRMC’s community outreach coordinator, at 814/362-8288 or email swilliams@brmc.com.

Additional programs in the series include: E-health – what does it mean to you and your family, May 10; Why is healthcare so expensive, Oct. 11; and The ratings puzzle – how to make sense of hospital report cards, Nov. 15.

Upper Allegheny Health System is the parent company of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. An integration of two prominent community hospitals in Southwestern New York state and Northwestern Pennsylvania, Upper Allegheny Health System’s goal is the enhancement of each hospital’s mission of care and service to their respective communities with the common goal of improving care, enhancing clinical programs and providing best-in-class service for various health needs.

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