Today we celebrated the 5th anniversary of Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, and what an exciting and special day it was!
I can still remember the day when our leadership team realized that we needed to bring a pediatric community hospital to The Woodlands to care for the children and families north of Houston. We had already been serving the area for years through Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Health Plan, but we knew that there was so much more to be done.
What began as a vision and a dream of bringing Texas Children’s specialized care to the communities north of Houston has now surpassed everything I could have ever imagined — and it is all because of our One Amazing Team and the tireless commitment you give to our patients and their families.
Because of you, the first five years at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands consisted of more than 825,000 completed appointments and over 47,500 surgeries. The Woodlands Emergency Room has also welcomed more than 265,000 visits. Wow!
Most importantly, every single one of these appointments represents a family who was provided world-class care, right in their own backyard.
Every time I have the opportunity to look out on this beautiful campus, I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude and pride. I am so incredibly proud that Texas Children’s recognized the need and made the move to bring a community hospital to The Woodlands. And I’m even prouder to know that we have some of the very best people who give their all to our patients each and every day.
When I think of a community, I think of people. I think of fellowship, commonalities and a shared purpose. And I firmly believe that Texas Children’s The Woodlands represents just that. Together, all of you make up this beautiful community of compassionate and talented caregivers who share a common goal and calling — to care for children and their families when and where they need it most.
Our hospitals, and the people who make them into a community, are what make a difference for so many families. We’ve seen immense success with Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and The Woodlands, and that is exactly why we’re bringing Texas Children’s Hospital to Austin in 2024! There is truly nothing greater than the community we’ve created for our patients, and I hope you know that we couldn’t have done it without you.
To the Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands team, thank you! The past five years have been nothing short of remarkable, but I want to let you know one thing — we aren’t done growing and we definitely aren’t finished yet! Congratulations, and here’s to the next five years at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands!