The Harrison County Hospital Foundation recently approved a grant to purchase weighted blankets to provide comfort to victims of sexual assault. The Harrison County Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program requested the funding for the weighted blankets that will be given to victims of abuse, both children and adults. Weighted blankets have been proven to comfort victims of abuse. “We are so pleased that the HCH Foundation approved the grant request to offer weighted blankets to victims that come to us in their time of need,” said Damion Wagner, RN, Emergency Department Manager. “This is a difficult time for victims and any comfort we can provide helps them get through this process.”
The SANE Program is a completely free program offered to any victim of sexual assault. The program connects victims of sexual assault and domestic violence with medical/forensics exams by trained SANE nurses, law enforcement and advocates. If you are a victim in need of assistance from a SANE nurse, come to the Emergency Department at Harrison County Hospital or call 911 immediately.