Girl Scouts Play Doctor for a Day, Learn About Scoliosis at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano 07/02/2012
PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano welcomed 30 Girl Scouts from across North Texas recently for the first “Doctor for a Day” event. Girls got a chance to learn about scoliosis, try on braces used in scoliosis treatment, test their Pilates skills and create a mock robotic spine surgery in addition to venturing into the operating room.
“We were so pleased to help the girls earn two badges and also share information about a condition that most impacts girls their own ages,” said Sara Brice, program director at the Scoliosis & Spine Tumor Center at Texas Health Plano.
June was designated Scoliosis Awareness month by the Scoliosis Research Society and the National Scoliosis Foundation and recognized by the State of Texas in a declaration signed by Gov. Rick Perry. Scoliosis affects over six million people in the United States and is eight times more common in girls, according to the Scoliosis Research Society.
About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.
About Texas Health Resources Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.