EVENT: Public invited to comment on Sexual Assault Nurse program

All are invited to a community discussion on development of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program for Jefferson County.

Currently, Jefferson County victims of sexual assault who wish to prosecute their attackers must travel to Harrison or Olympic Medical Center for the specialized forensic SANE exams needed to collect evidence. Jefferson Healthcare’s administration created an exploratory committee to evaluate the feasibility of developing a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program for our county so victims would be less likely to need to travel. The committee completed a draft proposal to create a SANE program run out of the hospital. Community feedback will be helpful to ensure the proposal is crafted to best meet the needs of the victims in a sustainable manner. Once finalized, the proposal will be presented to the Hospital Commissioners for their consideration.

October 4, 2018

4:30-6:00

Dirksen Conference Room

Jefferson Healthcare

Molly Parker, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Population Health

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