Texas Health Plano Hires New Director for Seay Behavioral Center

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has named Vicki Stoker, R.N., M.S.N., as its new director of the Seay Behavioral Health Center. As director she will work closely with behavioral health center staff as they address the physical, emotional, spiritual and interpersonal needs of patients in a safe, structured and caring environment.

“We are very proud to welcome Vicki Stoker to the Texas Health Plano family,” said Dr. Jeffrey Canose, president of Texas Health Plano. “Her expertise and experience in behavioral health will play a vital role as we mark our first anniversary of serving adult patients.”

Along with welcoming a new director, the Seay Behavioral Health Center is celebrating its one-year anniversary of offering adult psychiatric services to the community. On Nov. 3, 2009, the center admitted its first adult inpatient. Since opening, more than 500 adults have been admitted for inpatient treatment.

“I look forward to serving with the skilled clinicians at the Seay Behavioral Center to provide quality inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services to every individual who walks through our door,” Stoker said.

Prior to joining the Seay Behavioral Health Center, Stoker served as director of mental health services for Methodist Richardson Medical Center for eight years, and briefly worked as the chief nursing officer for EnterHealth Life Recovery Center.

Stoker is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler. She is currently enrolled in the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Texas at Arlington, with a graduation date of 2012. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Education and spent time as a school teacher before becoming a nurse.

The Seay Behavioral Health Center opened in January 1990 and offers a wide range of inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient hospitalization programs for adolescents and adults. Programs at the center are designed to meet the individualized needs of patients. Services at the center include: inpatient psychiatric services, inpatient chemical dependency detoxification, chemical dependency intensive outpatient services for adults and adolescents, adolescent inpatient services and an adolescent psychiatric partial hospital program.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-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.