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’

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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

Preceptors: The tremendous value of those who teach

Mark talks with a group of Emergency Center  preceptors about the importance of their role in shaping the workforce as we grow.

Mark talks with a group of Emergency Center preceptors about the importance of their role in shaping the workforce as we grow.

“The best companies in the world are those that have outstanding frontline leadership.”

That’s no. 10 of my Maxims of Leadership, and it is evidenced every single day at Texas Children’s. Our organization, which is innovating and growing at such an amazing pace, is propelled by our people. Our incredible staff and employees are why we are one of the best organizations in the world. Recently, when I had an… Read More

Category: Cultural Values, Experience, Leadership, Maxims of Leadership, Optimization

Texas Children’s Pediatrics: Right decision at the right time and place

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Making tough decisions typically is not fun. But leaders must have the discernment to make tough calls every day, and as President and CEO of Texas Children’s I am no exception. Yet what I’ve learned in my 25 years here is that if I make decisions that remain focused on what’s best for our patients and their families, we usually land on the right track and success follows.

That’s exactly… Read More

Category: Optimization, Outcomes, Partnership, Reputation