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SANE Program

The medical center instituted the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in October of 1997. This program is designed to assure compassionate care for victims, assist law enforcement in the prosecution of the crimes, and provide education about sexual assault for the community. As the only hospital with a SANE program in Kitsap County, St. Michael Medical Center is committed to meeting the needs of all its sexual assault patients. Because insurance doesn’t cover sexual assault exams and fees from the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program don’t offset all expenses, St. Michael Medical Center Foundation continues to raise money to provide vital support to the program.