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About SANE

Since the implementation of SANE programs, a Department of Justice report showed a 95 percent increase in successful prosecution of cases where evidence was collected by a SANE-certified nurse.
Medical Center Hospital recognizes the need to help sexual assault victims right away to begin the healing process. In addition, we recognize that hospitals can play an important role in the potential collection of physical evidence to aid in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases.
Victims can be seen and treated at any time of the day or night in the Medical Center Hospital emergency room. SANE-certified nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They know that when a sexual assault crisis occurs, it's important for victims to receive health care in a safe, respected and professional manner — all while working to collect forensic evidence which can be specimens, debris, clothing, foreign objects and photographs.

MCH Emergency Room SANE features:

  • Secure exam room(s) specifically set up for medical forensic examinations
  • Secure evidence collection for law enforcement
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