Prisma Health’s Upstate Hospitals Receive “SAFE” Designation

Prisma Health’s Upstate hospitals have received a state designation to better help survivors of sexual assault.

The “Sexual Assault Forensic Excellence” designation is a statewide designation system that was created in the spring of 2022 by the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network. The designation system encompasses hospitals, law enforcement and advocacy agencies, aimed at improving the process for handling cases of sexual assault on all levels.

Prisma Health’s six Upstate hospitals are all now SAFE-accredited, level-one centers for handling cases of sexual assault. Hospitals that are SAFE accredited are required to go through training and have procedures in conjunction with law enforcement and advocacy agencies.