SANE Program

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Providing the Region with SANE Led Care

Every 73 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. These survivors require specialized care and professional treatment. A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a specialized, forensic registered nurse trained in the clinical care and forensic collection of evidence. A SANE offers qualified, compassionate care delivered in a respectful manner while reducing further trauma to the sexual assault survivor.

Our Sexual Assault Response Team

When a sexual assault survivor presents to one of our many hospitals, a SANE will be activated to the facility providing the survivor with high quality care including forensic collection and photo documentation. The SANE will collaborate with rape crisis advocates, hospital nursing team, medical providers, and law enforcement to facilitate the services for the survivor.