It’s a small world, after all

(Photo by Matt Stroshane/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

(Photo by Matt Stroshane/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

I remember the moment like it was yesterday. When I was 10-years-old, my parents, brother, sister and I hit the road on a warm summer day and drove from our home in Oklahoma City to Anaheim, California. Throughout the two-day drive, I dreamed and fantasized about this magical place called Disneyland that I had only seen on TV. What would it look like in person? Would I enjoy the… Read More

Category: Experience, Partnership

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Mary Poppins

Have you heard? It’s Mary Poppins Week at Texas Children’s!

As a nod to our new partnership with Disney, our Child Life Department is celebrating the release of Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns with a whole week of fun activities for our patients at the Medical Center Campus, West Campus and The Woodlands.

As you know, earlier this year we launched a special partnership with The Walt Disney Company to provide our… Read More

Category: Partnership

Ahead of the game

Thompson_Kabby_2K18-0410_PVK_0815 Mark Wallace Maxim blog series

Maxim No. 8: “Skate to where the puck is going to be, not where the puck is.”

Maxim No. 8 came to me by way of Wayne Gretzky, one of the greatest hockey players of all time. When asked by a reporter how he managed to stay at the top of his game, he answered, “I think it’s because I skate to where the puck is going to be, and… Read More

Category: Maxims of Leadership, Partnership, Recognition

Hollier to continue and advance legacy of stellar leadership in Department of Surgery

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When I became President and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital almost 30 years ago, the Department of Surgery was a small, tight-knit group of highly skilled surgeons who operated on children with a variety of health issues.

Today, things look much the same but on a significantly larger scale. Over time, Texas Children’s Department of Surgery has become one of the largest pediatric surgery programs in the nation, spanning nine… Read More

Category: Access, Blog, Care Coordination, Culture, Experience, Leadership, Partnership, Recognition, Reputation