September 2017

It is resolved … you’re the best

Harvey resolution

It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago our great city was submerged in water. And although the sight of the devastation is something I will never forget, what I have thought about more often since then is how we, together, braved the storm.

Shortly after Hurricane Harvey, I met with Texas Children’s Board of Trustees, and I explained how we’d fared during the storm. I shared our… Read More

Category: Recognition

Music to my ears

Rudy garza

“The key characteristics to look for when selecting people are a winning attitude and a strong work ethic.”

I am asked all the time, “Mark, how do you make decisions about picking new leaders? What are the characteristics you’re looking for?” Of course there are a lot of important things to look for when we’re selecting people to come here. Texas Children’s is a very special place, and every person… Read More

Category: Maxims of Leadership, Recognition

United, amazing … and sturdy

After the storm: A group of employees heading home are all smiles after having worked through ride-out and the storms of Hurricane Harvey.

After the storm: A group of employees heading home are all smiles after having worked through ride-out and the storms of Hurricane Harvey.

Well, Texas Children’s family, we made it. We weathered another storm, and I believe we’ve come out on the other side of it stronger than ever. In fact, as I keep thinking about what all our people – and even our facilities – endured over the past several days, one word remains planted firmly in my mind: sturdy.

I think that word is sticking with me because it’s more than… Read More

Category: Culture