Amy Heigley & Abby Caylor
Amy Heigley, BSN, RN
My name is Amy Heigley. My husband and I have been married for 16 years and we have 2 teenage sons. Growing up in Punxsutawney my entire life, I am enjoying raising my children here and living out my childhood goad of being a nurse. I have been a registered nurse for 20 years this December. I obtained my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I have worked almost the entire 20 years as an operating room nurse, functioning in the circulating and scrub nurse roles. I have also been the relief OR Charge Nurse/Manager for the past 2 1/2 years. Prior to the OR, I worked on our Medical-Surgical Unit. I have a background in geriatrics as well.
Upon seeing the opportunity to work as a SANE-P nurse for our local CAC, Western PA Cares for Kids, something compelled me to want to take on this new opportunity. My father was a state policeman, and seeing him work for justice in these types of cases involving children, drew me to the opportunity. As I know I have a long way to go as I have been focused on an entirely different kind of nursing for many years, I welcome this new role in my community and workplace. I would love to be able to truly make a difference.
Abby R Caylor, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC
I am a Registered Nurse currently working in Healthcare Administration. I have been a nurse for 20 years working clinically in the areas of obstetrical nursing, perioperative nursing and infection control at my community hospital, Punxsutawney Area Hospital. Yes, February 2nd, Groundhog Day!
I enjoy spending time with my husband and teenage children. My favorite hobbies include baking, knitting and walking my German Shepard. I am new to SANE nursing and will be working with our local Children’s Advocacy Center as the SANE nurse for pediatric exams. I completed my online training and am completing my clinical preceptorship at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
I am interested in how SANE nurses function as part of the multidisciplinary team to streamline and improve care to children who have been victims.