Sexual assault treatment program being implemented in Missouri, VPO Coin awarded for development work

Sexual assault treatment program being implemented in Missouri, VPO Coin awarded for development work

On the left, members of the April SANE training (top) and May SANE training (bottom); and on the right, Sr. Director of Operations Cindy Schupp (L) presents team member Masonda Wheatley (R) with her VPO Coin.

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) training was completed in April and May at Corizon Health’s Missouri Regional Office. This new program, currently being developed by the Corizon Health Missouri Healthcare Support Team for implementation in 22 facilities within the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC), hopes to provide direct cost savings for our client partners at MDOC, in transportation expenses alone. SANE nurses will travel to a facility rather than sending an offender off-site for a sexual assault examination. Corizon Health Nurses applied for and were selected to participate in the training, which consisted of 40 hours of online instruction, followed by on-site clinical training.

Dr. Linda Ledray, instructor for Kinetic Learning’s SANE-SART online program, performed the onsite clinical training, and provided the following feedback, “I want to thank you for the opportunity to provide the clinical sexual assault exam experience for your nursing staff. I also want to let you know how impressed I was by the consistent positive, supportive and reassuring atmosphere provided by Corizon for staff. All the staff have been so friendly and welcoming, as well as open to new information. While I initially thought working with a prison system would be difficult, I have certainly found out differently. Congratulations on being the first to offer this resource to your prison system.”

Twenty-two Corizon Health Nurses completed the onsite clinical training to become SANE-certified nurses. The Missouri team plans to begin offering sexual assault examinations on-site in the upcoming months. We are also pleased to congratulate team member Masonda Wheatley for being honored with a VPO (Vice President Operations) Coin for her hard work in helping to develop this program, including coordinating training with nationwide experts, developing policies and composing protocols. VPO Coins are awarded to those team members who exhibit consistent excellence in their daily practice.