Chicago's South Suburban Hospital is the only Cook County hospital to have a sexual-assault nurse examiner, or SANE, nurse on-call 24/7 to help sexual assault victims. RN Nancy Healy launched the program in 2006 when the hospital received $25,000 in donations to buy equipment. She says the initial contact the SANE program provides for sexual assault victims makes a huge difference in how they deal with their attack and begin the healing process and also helps speed up legal proceedings.

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