The Memorial Hermann Mobile Forensic Unit is designed to bring quicker care to sexual assault victims while improving the integrity of DNA and other evidence. The team is able to cover greater Houston and surrounding seven-county area.
The unit, a sport utility vehicle equipped with advanced medical technology, is staffed by specially trained forensic nurses on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It was funded through the efforts of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center volunteers, who raised more than $46,000.
When summoned by law enforcement, a forensic nurse will immediately drive the specialized unit to hospitals throughout the Memorial Hermann system that do not provide forensic services.