Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)

Midland Health has partnered with the Midland Rape Crisis Center to provide care for women and men of all ages who have been sexually assaulted. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Emergency Services. This program is located in a separate area of the emergency room in Midland Memorial Hospital, specifically designed for sensitive, confidential care. The Midland Rape Crisis Center provides advocacy to victims as well as follow up care and counseling.

A SANE Nurse is a registered nurse who has completed specialized training and clinical preparation to provide care in a confidential, non-threatening manner. For any concerns, these nurses will also provide information and available options following sexual assault. These options include treatment, possible disease prophylaxis, and pregnancy testing.  


Expert Witness 

A SANE Nurse will testify as an expert witness should a sexual assault case go to court. 


What is Sexual Assault? 

Sexual Assault is defined as illegal sexual contact that involves force upon a person without consent. This includes sexual harassment, rape, child sexual assault, and marital rape. Sexual Assault can happen to any gender of all ages. Midland Health is prepared and trained to help should an individual become a victim of sexual assault.  


Statistics according to the National Sexual Abuse Center

  •     Only 12% of child sexual abuse is ever reported to the authorities 
  •      In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime 
  •      91% of victims of rape and sexual assault are female, and nine percent are male 
  •      81% of women and 35% of men report significant short- or long-term impacts such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
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