When you love what you do


When my children, Ben and Emily, were young, one of my greatest hopes for them was that as adults, they would do something that they could be completely passionate about.

I think for the most part, they are living that. Ben works in sales, and he’s really quite good at it. And Emily is an amazing mom to five young children – I don’t have to tell you what an… Read More

Category: Outcomes, Recognition, Reputation

A bold response to a call for help

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As we move about the day, working alongside our colleagues, we might be surprised at the journeys some of them have traveled.

Take Kathy Green and her husband, Kurt. Both are Texas Children’s employees. In fact, Kathy has been at Texas Children’s about as long as I have. She met her husband here, and they have two children, ages 6 and 8. Kathy and Kurt are not only employees, they… Read More

Category: Advocacy/Awareness, Innovation, Optimization, Partnership

Strive for the outcomes, not the recognition


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Here at Texas Children’s Hospital, we talk quite a bit about our U.S.News and World Report ranking and its importance. Each year, approximately 184 freestanding children’s hospitals in the country submit data on 10 pediatric subspecialties. For each of those subspecialties, teams of leaders, clinicians and employees are working together all year long to gather and validate our data, analyze our results as compared to… Read More

Category: Outcomes, Recognition, Reputation

Our enviable ‘secret sauce’


I’ll admit I don’t cook much. I grill, of course, but I’m smart enough to leave most of the cooking to my wife Shannon, who is phenomenal in the kitchen, especially when she bakes. She’s always turning out something amazing. And she’s one of those cooks who is so good she can improvise with or without a recipe. She tosses in a dash of this, drops in a scoop… Read More

Category: Leadership, Maxims of Leadership, Recognition