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A Safe & Healing Environment

Sarah’s Place is a regional sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) center created to provide a safe place for victims to receive resources and care. Designed to emphasize privacy and security for patients, Sarah’s Place is located in its own area at Samaritan Albany General Hospital, away from the emergency department.

Sarah’s Place is open to patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. All services are free, funded in part by Oregon State Crime Victim’s Compensation, and the annual Samaritan Employee Caring Campaign, and Samaritan Health Services. Staffed by nurses with specialized training, the SANE center provides immediate medical treatment to patients who have experienced sexual assault. Staff will help connect patient’s with additional resources for support and counseling. Non-emergency transportation resources for patients from Linn, Benton and Lincoln County can be arranged as needed.
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Sarah’s Place: A Place to Heal

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Donors wishing to support Sarah’s Place can make a gift through the Albany General Hospital Foundation.   

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Sarah's Place Department of Samaritan Albany General Hospital 1046 Sixth Ave SW Albany, OR 97321
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The First of Its Kind

Sarah’s Place is the first SANE center in Oregon to provide a setting where sexual assault nurse examiners work with patients in a discreet environment separate from a trauma center.

Sarah’s Place was designed with input from SANE specialists to include exam rooms and consultation rooms for patients and families. The center also has a private shower room and conference room for confidential conversations with law enforcement and others.