Texas Health Plano Names New Board of Trustees Vice Chairman
03/01/2010

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has appointed Dr. Betty Bell Muns, a psychologist and well-known community leader, as vice chairman of its board of trustees. Muns has been a member of Texas Health Plano’s board for the past five years.

“Dr. Muns has made significant contributions to our board, particularly in the arena of community involvement, as she is renowned in Plano for her civic activities and leadership roles in numerous organizations,” said Dr. Jeffrey Canose, Texas Health Plano president. “We are pleased that she has agreed to step up to this position and look forward to her continued influence on our board, which serves a vital function in our hospital’s mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.”

Muns has been in private practice as a licensed psychologist specializing in marriage and family counseling, hypnotherapy, adolescent counseling and psychotherapy since 1978. She has participated and taught more than 100 seminars and workshops around the country and is a member of numerous professional organizations.

She also serves as chairman of the Community Health Council, an organization facilitated by Texas Health Plano and comprising not-for-profit agencies in Collin County whose mission is to better serve the health needs of the community. The list of Mun’s community and civic service is lengthy and includes membership and leadership positions in dozens of organizations. They include: past Honorary Chair of the Plano Symphony Orchestra Debutante Program, past Honorary Chair of Southwest Forum, Plano Director, Arts of Collin County Commission, board member of Star Children’s Charity, co-chairman of Christian Care Center Foundation, co-chairman of Presbyterian Hospital of Plano Fundraiser, advisory council for Volunteer Center of Plano, board member of Plano Symphony Orchestra and director for Bell Trust.

Muns was named 1995 Plano Citizen of the Year and Christian Woman of the Year in 1999. She has lived in Plano with her husband, Dr. James Gregory Muns, for 21 years and has been involved with Texas Health Plano since its opening in 1991.

“Texas Health Plano opened down the street from us, and we knew even then that it was going to be our hospital,” Muns said. “They have been very good to us over the years, and we have seen wonderful developments there, such as the new pediatric wing, the women’s program and the NICU. The most important thing is that Texas Health Plano always puts its patients and what is best for them first.”

Muns succeeds Bernice J. Washington as vice chairman of the hospital’s board of trustees. Washington is the managing partner at BJW Consulting Group, which designs and delivers sales and management performance enhancement programs for businesses. She will continue to serve as a member of Texas Health Plano’s board of trustees.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is 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.