The pilot program is being funded through federal grant money.
Federal funding to the tune of $3.3 million will go to create a health center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital to better help victims of sexual assault, both locally and nationally. The Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Telenursing Center, which will be located at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, will provide 24-hour services to victims of sexual assault, according to an Associated Press report on the Boston Herald website. The telenursing center will also offer consultation services to doctors and nurses around the country who don't routinely treat victims of sexual assault, the report says. The grant money, from the U.S. Department of Justice, will help pay for equipment and clinical staffing, plus education and technical assistance…
U.S. News & World Report published its list of top ranking hospitals around the country today.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is ranked in the top 15 compared to 77 local hospitals in a U.S. News & World Report list published today. The 290-bed general medical and surgical hospital was ranked No. 13 in the "Boston metro area" category and No. 16 in Massachusetts. (U.S. News & World Report has mistakenly listed the hospital as having 189 beds, according to Newton-Wellesley Hospital spokeswoman Rachel Kagno). The hospital is tied with Winchester Hospital at 13th place in the category. Newton-Wellesley is considered “high performing” in the adult specialties of geriatrics, urology and orthopedics, according to the list. Massachusetts General Hospital came in as the No. 1 overall hospital in the United States.