Floyd Memorial Receives Grant to Provide Specialized Training on Domestic Violence Identification
New Albany, Ind – August 12, 2009 – Floyd Memorial Hospital received a $2,000 grant from Target to provide specialized training on identifying domestic violence victims in its EmergencyCenter and additional support for its Social Services Department.
Due to the difficult economic time, many families are experiencing increased levels of stress. Studies have shown that high stress levels have been linked to an increase in domestic violence. While 30 percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year it is important to remember that domestic violence is not gender specific.
This grant will allow Floyd Memorial to train it Emergency Center staff on a screening protocol to identify domestic violence victims allowing the hospital’s Social Services Department to intervene earlier with assistance and information. Additionally, the grant will be used to develop informational packets on domestic violence and local resources as well as the impact of domestic violence on children.
About Floyd Memorial
Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services is a 236-bed, acute care regional healthcare provider for the Kentuckiana area. The hospital offers a full continuum of care from inpatient care to rehab services to home healthcare. Services include cardiac surgery, thoracic and vascular services, orthopedics, spine care, wound care, pain management, a sleep disorders center, women’s services including obstetrics, cancer care, diabetic treatment and weight management services. Floyd Memorial is also affiliated with Kleinert Kutz Surgery Center, a free-standing center offering expert care in hand, musculoskeletal, orthopedics, foot and ankle surgeries, as well as plastic and reconstructive cosmetic surgeries. In 2011, Floyd Memorial was rated the “Highest Recommended Hospital in the Region” by HCAHPS and was also recognized by U.S. News Media and World Report as a Best Regional Hospital for the Louisville Metro area – the only Southern Indiana hospital to make the list. For more information, visit www.floydmemorial.com.