Lake Regional Health Center is recognizing a group of employees vital to patient health as well as their long-term protection. It’s forensic nurses week through November 15th. Forensic nurses not only take care of their patients, they’re also responsible for conducting evidentiary exams, collecting and documenting evidence of crimes committed against the victim. That process is important for law enforcement and prosecutors charged with holding the perpetrator accountable. Lake Regional employs eight FACT nurses. FACT stands for “Forensic Assessment and Consultation Team.” The FACT nurses complete their exams at the hospital, as well as at Kids Harbor in Osage Beach and St. Robert.