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Reed Visits Jamestown to Tour Safe Suite at Wca Hospital

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Washington, DC, October 27, 2014 | comments
REED VISITS JAMESTOWN TO TOUR SAFE SUITE AT WCA HOSPITAL

Today Tom visited WCA Hospital’s new patient-centered, private SAFE Suite. The Safe Suite at WCA Hospital was created to protect and help sexual assault victims and ensures that victims of sexual assault receive the specialized care they need to recover from the trauma of sexual assault.

“The SAFE suite provides the victims of traumatic sexual assault a safe place to recover and receive the proper medical care they need,” said Reed. “Advocating against sexual assault needs to be everyone’s priority; it’s all of our jobs to stand up for what’s right.”

Earlier in the year, Reed announced his co-sponsorship of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act in the House of Representatives. The bill strengthens accountability and transparency for colleges and universities, sets stiff penalties for a school’s non-compliance, requires training for on-campus personnel and gives students access to confidential advisors to use as a resource. The bill already has strong support in the Senate, with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pledging her support.

Over the summer, Reed took questions from students at Keuka College and listened to their ideas for generating a greater awareness of causes and ways to prevent sexual assault on campus. Students asked about NO MORE, a sexual assault awareness organization Reed is involved in, how students can get involved on campus to raise awareness and what legislation is pending in Congress now to make campuses safer. 

The WCA Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the people of Chautauqua County and the surrounding area. They are committed to quality, while maintaining economic viability and a vision for the future.

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