Shining a light on excellence

St. Joseph’s Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment (SADVT) Program has been recognized for “extraordinary work with abused women” by the London Abused Women’s Centre. The Shine the Light Recognition Award was presented during the city’s Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign, which raises awareness of men’s violence against women by turning cities, regions and counties purple for the month of November. Every year during the campaign, a community partner is recognized for excellence in care and support. At St. Joseph’s Hospital, the highly specialized SADVT team provides care for people who have been assaulted at the time of the assault and in the months following. Many care options are available depending on individual choice, the nature of the assault and the time since the assault. St. Joseph’s Hospital is the only facility in the area that conducts forensic examinations associated with an assault.

Shine the Light award winners

Nurses Ann Aarts, left, Kamala Murphy and Ali Rankin-Nash are part of the team at St. Joseph’s Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Program, which received the 2014 Shine the Light Award.

Shine the light award