St. Joseph's

Trusted and Compassionate Care for Sexual Assault Victims

When emergencies take on the even more traumatic element of sexual assault, the specially trained SANE program staff have created a safe haven at St. Joseph’s for comprehensive, compassionate care. 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Available 24 Hours a Day

SANE staff are registered nurses with advanced training in medical-forensic examination and in the psychological and emotional trauma patients experience. They care for victims of all ages, races and populations to provide timely:

  • Emotional support
  • Physical examination and wellness check
  • Collection of medical-forensic evidence
  • Assistance with reporting the crime to police, when requested (mandatory reporting for children)
  • Assistance with concerns about sexually transmitted infection and pregnancy
  • Assistance with safety planning
  • Development of a medical follow-up plan

SANE nurses are available to speak to groups and organizations. They are also able to serve as expert witnesses if called to testify at a trial.

Contact Us

Dial 911 in an emergency

For emergency department:

  • 262-836-8257
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St. Joseph's Hospital 3200 Pleasant Valley Road West Bend, WI 53095

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