The more than 17,000 workforce members who make up the Texas Children’s system are by-far, the greatest thing about our organization. We have a beautifully diverse group of individuals who work together seamlessly to make miracles happen for patients each and every day. All of us have had different life experiences and upbringings, and it’s the unique history we each have that makes Texas Children’s so special.
Today, I want to take a moment to honor the men and women of our workforce who have transitioned from serving our country to serving our patients, our patient families and each other.
I am unbelievably proud that we have hundreds of veterans working throughout the Texas Children’s system, and I consider it an honor and a great privilege that these distinguished men and women have chosen Texas Children’s as their place of work after their Call of Duty.
Among the many lessons learned while in the military, the power of serving others is ingrained in a soldier from day one. When you encounter a veteran, one of their biggest strengths is almost always servant leadership.
All of you know I firmly believe that leadership applies to everyone – and this rings true with every veteran I’ve had the pleasure of meeting at Texas Children’s. No matter what area of the hospital they serve, I know that I can depend on tireless and dedicated leadership from the men and women who once put everything on the line to protect our freedoms.
This Veterans Day, I ask that you join me in thanking a soldier for all they’ve done, and all they continue to do. The freedoms we often take for granted are because of these brave men and women who, in many ways, will always be soldiers.
To all Texas Children’s veterans, thank you for bringing your dedication, resilience and commitment to your respective roles at Texas Children’s. Thank you for the history you carry with you every day that makes you who you are. Thank you for your unwavering leadership and, most of all, thank you for your service. Your Texas Children’s family salutes you.