November 15, 2022
Plano, TX – Caring for other people, including her colleagues at Medical City Plano, is what recently earned Medical City Plano nurse Sarah Romero, RN, an HCA Healthcare Award of Distinction for Excellence in Nursing, one of the highest honors the company bestows on its colleagues. Romero was honored in the Professional Mentoring category for launching several initiatives to promote communication and connection among her nursing colleagues during the pandemic, including a mentoring program to help new nurses.
For Romero, one of the most inspirational benefits of winning the prestigious award is the ability to direct a $10,000 donation to the charity of her choice. She chose the Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas.
“I wanted to help children because they’re our future,” says Romero, a mother of four young children who has worked 12 years as a nurse for HCA Healthcare, the parent company of Medical City Plano. “We’ve got to make sure that we’re taking care of the children in our community.”
“Sarah is an exceptional nurse and an amazing human being. She has a passion for nursing as her calling and compassion for those she serves,” says Medical City Plano Chief Nursing Officer Damita Williams, DNP, RN, who nominated Romero for the award. “She exemplifies the mission of Medical City Healthcare and HCA Healthcare, serving with selflessness both within and outside our hospital.”
The Children’s Advocacy Center (CACNT) for North Texas is a nonprofit agency with a mission to empower child abuse victims, their families and the community through education, healing and justice. CACNT coordinates the investigation and prosecution of severe child abuse cases and provides family advocacy, counseling services and assistance with clothing, food and other immediate needs – all free of charge to the family.
“Sarah is the perfect example of an everyday hero walking through our door, saying that children matter, their healing matters and they deserve justice,” says CACNT CEO Kristen Howell. “Through her work in the medical field, Sarah knows that healing is crucial and kids deserve to have that healing. We’re so excited that HCA Healthcare connected us with one of their heroes.”