Hospital Offers Help to Sexual Assault Victims

Published: April 28, 2016

Sexual assault affects one in five women and one in 71 men nationally. In eight out of 10 cases, the victim knew their attacker.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, since sexual assault is believed to be a widely underreported crime.

In April – Sexual Assault Awareness Month – the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners team at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital has placed brochures in local clinics, sent letters to area EMS programs and hospitals and posted flyers at Jennie.

Jill Ferguson, emergency department manager and coordinator for the examiners, was featured in this Daily Nonpareil report about the program.