Posted in
10/30/14
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Eunice M. Esposito, RN, FNE A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P of Peninsula Regional has been named to a state committee.

The State of Maryland, Office of the Governor, Martin O’Malley has appointed Peninsula Regional Medical Center nurse Eunice M. Esposito, RN, FNE A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P as a member of the Planning Committee to Implement Improved Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations in Maryland. Esposito was asked by Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault to testify before the House Committee on HB 963, which is in the interest of all victims and patients seeking Forensic Nursing at all Maryland hospitals. This bill, signed into law in May, provides forensic nurses at all hospitals in Maryland, thus allowing patients to remain close to home and their support systems. The less patients are moved, the more evidence remains for forensic collection. Peninsula Regional Medical Center is a strong supporter of victim and patient rights. Esposito is employed by the Medical Center as the Forensic Nurse Coordinator. Her role as coordinator is to manage and maintain the forensic program, secure funding for various teaching of nurses as well as law enforcement, and provide physician support when a forensic patient is present at the medical center. The Forensic Program at Peninsula Regional Medical Center serves sexual assault patients of all ages, as well as documentation for domestic violence and adult protective services.