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

The spirit and influence of mothers

Employee Lauren Struzick works in our Marketing/PR Department and is mom to three beautiful children.

Employee Lauren Struzick works in our Marketing/PR Department and is mom to three beautiful children.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s the day we show appreciation to the special women in our lives who take care of our children and who took care of us growing up. Mother’s Day always reminds me of my childhood and celebrating that holiday at our church.

When I was growing up, my family and I went to church a lot. We went for Sunday school, again for church service,… Read More

Category: Leadership, Recognition