Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
were recently presented the Rape Crisis Center TEAM award for their service
to the Rape Crisis Center and area victims of sexual assault. SANEs offer
victims prompt, compassionate care and comprehensive forensic evidence
collection. In addition to helping preserve the victim’s dignity
and reduce psychological trauma, SANE programs enhance evidence collection
for more effective investigations and better prosecutions.
CVMC’s Emergency Department has four nurses who serve as SANEs. Shown
receiving the award are (l-r) Stacy Buff, Registered Nurse (RN), Bachelor
of Science Nursing (BSN), Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN); Karen Drum,
RN, BSN, CEN; Danielle Thurman, RN, BSN, Patient Care Coordinator and
Angela Clark, RN, BSN, CEN, from the Rev. John Robbins, Rape Crisis Center
Board of Directors President and CVMC chaplain.
The Rape Crisis Center of Catawba County is a non-profit organization working
to make positive impacts in the lives of those living in Catawba County
by providing service to the victims of sexual assault and rape.
Catawba Valley Medical Center is a not-for-profit, public healthcare system
providing and promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health
education, wellness services, preventative medicine and acute care. CVMC,
twice recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet
facility, was recently named as a “Distinguished Hospital for An
Outstanding InPatient Experience” by J.D. Power and Associates as
well as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.