Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Yakima

Diane Patterson talks to reporter Alex de Leon about just how important Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are.

There’s a bill currently in the Legislature supporting training and the work of SANE nurses. Virginia Mason Memorial has 5 of these highly trained nurses who help patients through the trauma and also work with legal system.

Diane Patterson is Virginia Mason Memorial’s chief nursing officer, chief operating officer and senior vice president.

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