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United Concierge Medicine is helping victims get the acute care and justice they deserve. Let our expert SAFE providers walk any medical provider or registered nurse through this important forensic exam using telemedicine.

We Want to Help.

United Concierge Medicine is helping victims get the acute care and justice they deserve. Let our expert SAFE providers walk any medical provider or registered nurse through this important forensic exam using telemedicine.

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TeleSAFE from UCM

A Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) program is part of a hospital's Emergency Department providing specialized medical and forensic exams for survivors of sexual assault. This specialized exam includes a detailed history, physical exam and collection of forensic evidence by a trained medical professional. In addition to evidence collection, SAFE providers also assure that patients receive the care they need after an assault.

Currently very few hospitals, particularly in rural areas, have the capability to provide rapid, competent care to sexual assault survivors 24 hours a day / 365 days a year. Specially trained examiners are often not available and the cost of a fully staffed, trained and prepared SAFE program is nearly $100,000 per year per hospital or millions of dollars for a statewide program. That’s where TeleSAFE from UCM can help.

Our Mission

The mission of United Concierge Medicine's (UCM) TeleSAFE Program is to provide comprehensive, compassionate care via telemedicine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to any victim of sexual assault or abuse, regardless of the health care facility to which they present.

With UCM's TeleSAFE program, your hospital can rapidly implement a successful SAFE solution for your Emergency Department.

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TeleSAFE from UCM is proudly serving the following hospitals:

Nathan Littauer Hospital

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Albany Memorial Hospital

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St. Peter’s Hospital

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Samaritan Hospital - Troy

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Ellis Hospital

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Meet the Leadership of TeleSAFE from UCM

Joe Vukovic, MD

TeleSAFE Medical Director

Dr. Vukovic is an emergency medicine physician in the Capital District of New York. He completed his residency at Albany Medical Center where he also trained as a sexual assault forensic examiner. After residency, he practiced Emergency Medicine for four years in a community hospital where he served as the SAFE Medical Director and developed their SAFE program. He now serves as the SAFE Medical Director for a four-hospital community system that also provides SAFE exams for several area child advocacy centers.

Nancy Harris, NP

TeleSAFE Director of Operations

Nancy's career in nursing spans nearly 40 years during which she has worked in pediatrics, the neonatal ICU, and emergency services. As an emergency department nurse at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY, she served as coordinator for the hospital's Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program. In addition, Nancy has completed several sexual assault forensic nurse examiner and pediatric trainings. In 2009, Nancy earned her certification as an adult nurse practitioner from Sage College in Albany, NY. Nancy currently serves as manager for St. Peter's Health Partners Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program. During her career she has performed close to 1,000 sexual assault forensic exams.

Do you struggle with 24/7 coverage or long wait times for providers to arrive?

Benefits for Victims & Organization

  • Compliance
  • Decrease Wait Times
  • Reduce Transfers
  • Increase Patient Satisfaction
  • Save Money
  • Highly Trained, Experienced Staff

Easy to Implement

  • Process
  • Documentation
  • Training
  • Go Live
For organizations with SAFE programs in place, we can help supplement your existing program. For organizations with no SAFE program, we can help you build one.

The Workflow of TeleSAFE by UCM

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TeleSAFE & St Peter’s Partnership

United Concierge Medicine has partnered with St. Peter’s Health Partners, recipient of two grants to provide SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) services using telemedicine technology to hospitals throughout a 46-hospital pilot area in New York state.

The pilot program has two partners:

  • Funding provided through the New York State Office of Victim Services: Grant number 2016-VA-GX-0069, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Support funding from The New York State Department of Health, Division of Family Health