Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Notes 10th Anniversary of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
06/06/2011

Serenity Suite at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Pictured in the suite (from left) are Linda VanPelt, RN, MBA, NE-BC, emergency department director; Dr. Martha Grimm, emergency room physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Plano and medical director of the SANE program; Jennifer Midgette, RN, CA/CP, SANE nurse; Mary Jo Pearson, RN, CA, SANE nurse; and Judy Common, RN, CA/CP, SANE nurse.

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) program in Collin County. At Texas Health Plano, the SANE program operates out of the Serenity Suite.

The Serenity Suite is a treatment space that helps individuals seeking treatment and allows sexual assault nurse examiners to perform health care services for victims of sexual assault.

“Our program is one that we certainly hope people will never need,” said Judy Common, RN, CA/CP, SANE nurse. “But when adults or children do experience sexual assaults having a trained examiner is so important. Our space at the hospital allows us to take care of the whole patient — mind, body and spirit — rather than treating just the physical symptoms of abuse.”

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.