A family reunion

Mark addresses the crowd at a recent One Mission, One Culture, One Amazing Team event flanked by excited employees. A gallery of all the photos will be posted in early July, after all June events are completed.

Mark addresses the crowd at a recent One Mission, One Culture, One Amazing Team event flanked by excited employees. A gallery of all the photos will be posted in early July, after all June events are completed.

I know, without a doubt, we have the best team in the world right here at Texas Children’s – a fact I was reminded of again and again at all four of the One Mission, One Culture, One Amazing Team events we just hosted at the Main Campus.

Thousands of you came out to celebrate with me, and the room was simply electric. We packed the space, and we filled… Read More

Category: Experience, Recognition

An honorary degree 38 years in the making

Mark, center, with Fred R. Lummis, chair of the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees, left, and Baylor President, CEO and Executive Dean Dr. Paul Klotman, right. Mark received an honorary Doctorate of Humanities in Medicine from Baylor at the college's spring  graduation ceremony.

Mark, center, with Fred R. Lummis, chair of the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees, left, and Baylor President, CEO and Executive Dean Dr. Paul Klotman, right. Mark received an honorary Doctorate of Humanities in Medicine from Baylor at the college's spring graduation ceremony.

This is a very special time of year for students and their families. It’s the month that graduates – from curious kindergartners to bright doctoral and medical students – walk across the stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas.

I recently had the honor of participating in the commencement ceremony at Baylor College of Medicine, as I have on more than 20 other occasions. Watching the medical and doctoral students receive… Read More

Category: Leadership, Partnership, Recognition, Reputation

The guardians of our mission and culture

Mark addresses a crowd at the recent Employee Recognition Ceremony, which included 415 employees being honored for service to the organization. Mark was also celebrating his 25th anniversary with Texas Children's.

Mark addresses a crowd at the recent Employee Recognition Ceremony, which included 415 employees being honored for service to the organization. Mark was also celebrating his 25th anniversary with Texas Children's.

A few days ago, I was part of a long and cherished tradition at Texas Children’s – the Employee Recognition Celebration, which honors employees who have served the organization at least 15 years. I love this celebration because when I walk into the room, it’s so full of excitement and energy and laughter and memories. It simply gives me goose bumps.

As I visited almost every table in the room,… Read More

Category: Experience, Leadership, Recognition

When you talk, I listen

Heart Center Clinical Nurse Coordinator Leslie Morris shares her thoughts with Mark Wallace.

Heart Center Clinical Nurse Coordinator Leslie Morris shares her thoughts with Mark Wallace.

One of the things I love about Texas Children’s is that we are not afraid to speak up when change needs to happen. Many of you email me when you have ideas about how to improve patient care or how we can operate more efficiently. Sometimes your emails are very personal in nature, or you may be passionate about a change that would impact many.

Regardless of why you email… Read More

Category: Experience, Leadership, Optimization