UofL Hospital staff recognized as exemplars of compassion in health care

SAFE ServicesRecognized as individuals who improve the lives of others, two UofL Hospital staff are honored with the Commitment to Compassion Award. 

Amanda Corzine, M.S.N., R.N., S.A.N.E.-A., and Vicki Yazel, B.S.N., R.N., S.A.N.E.-A., are receiving a joint award for their work at UofL Hospital’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Services, a program that has helped hundreds of sexual assault and domestic violence victims in the Louisville area. 

Corzine, coordinator of SAFE Services, was instrumental in implementing an evidence-based domestic violence screening tool in the UofL Hospital Emergency Department that connects victims to immediate advocacy services. She has expanded the office to provide 24-hour availability and new services, including domestic violence forensic exams, the first in Kentucky. Yazel, assistant coordinator of SAFE Services, has strengthened the hospital’s relationships with law enforcement agencies and is improving human trafficking screening in the emergency department. 

Presented by the Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville, the award is given to health care professionals who inspire others to be more compassionate. The honorees will receive their awards during the 4th Annual Commitment to Compassion Luncheon at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th St., on Wednesday, Feb. 27. 

Wednesday’s event is hosted by Passport Health Plan, Insider Louisville and the Compassionate Louisville Healthcare Constellation. Read more on the Insider Louisville website.