July 2015

Medicaid: Safety net and stepping stone

Medicaid

One out of every 10 children in the United States lives in Texas, and one in four of these children is likely to live in poverty. How many of those children go without health care because they are uninsured?

It’s a staggering concern and one we take to heart here at Texas Children’s. For me, regardless of my own political beliefs, when I hear these numbers, and I think about… Read More

Category: Blog

A culture with no barriers

Mark arrives at his very first stop of the One Amazing Team tour - Texas Children's Pediatrics Conroe.

Mark arrives at his very first stop of the One Amazing Team tour - Texas Children's Pediatrics Conroe.

Leadership always influences or determines outcomes – not some of the time, but all of the time.

This is the first of my 10 maxims of leadership, and I believe it wholeheartedly. I always enjoy observing great leadership in action at Texas Children’s. Because I know where there is great leadership, there are inspired people doing phenomenal work to advance our mission. Such was the case as I visited our… Read More

Category: Experience, Leadership, Maxims of Leadership

The American dream

Photo courtesy of Life magazine, taken by photographer N.R. Farbman on the 4th of July, 1954.

Photo courtesy of Life magazine, taken by photographer N.R. Farbman on the 4th of July, 1954.

Anyone who sits with me long enough is bound to hear a story or two about my upbringing in the church. Some of my best memories as a child are of times spent there with my family. One of my absolute favorite memories is of our church’s Fourth of July picnic at Odom Lake.

It was one of the grandest events of the year for our church, and all the… Read More

Category: Cultural Values, Embrace Freedom