Jan
31
2014

Mark Wallace asks: How do you define leadership?

Amid all the theories of what makes a successful leader, one thing I’ve learned over the course of my career is that leadership always influences and determines outcomes – not some of the time, but all of the time. This is one of the lessons I’ve devised to help grow myself as a leader and Read More…

Jan
30
2014

Texas Children’s forging ahead on ICD-10 conversion

In just a few short months, the codes that health care organizations use to describe patient care will become standard across the globe. It’s the first time in more than 30 years that all health care organizations will use the same system for reporting patients’ diagnoses and procedures. The change that will make this sweeping Read More…

Jan
30
2014

Murals bring whimsy to West Campus procedure rooms

  “West Campus was a blank canvas,” said Child Life Specialist Rachael Walker.   Imagine stark white rooms with lots of medical equipment. Not a very inviting place for young patients who are already timid and nervous. Walker said the white walls provided a great opportunity for Child Life Intervention with the help of a Read More…

Jan
15
2014

New Texas Children’s mission statement reflects evolution of care and reach

Today, Texas Children’s President and CEO Mark A. Wallace announced a new organization-wide mission statement. The new mission statement was approved by Texas Children’s Board of Trustees just before the holidays. The mission statement: Texas Children’s mission is to create a healthier future for children and women throughout our global community by leading in patient Read More…