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 care, education and research.

“This organization-wide statement gives all Texas Children’s entities a single focus: we are one Texas Children’s with one mission,” Wallace said. “Our mission statement is important. It tells the world who we are. It guides our growth and clarifies our vision. Since 1954, the core of our mission has not changed – to provide the best possible care. What has evolved is the way we do that.”

There has been a lot of change in the last several decades. Over the last 60 years, Texas Children’s has built recognized Centers of Excellence in pediatric subspecialties; created the nation’s first HMO for children; formed the largest pediatric primary care network in the country; and developed a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Our physical footprint includes three hospitals, three research facilities, more than 50 local primary care and subspecialty care practices, and we’re still growing.

“Today, Texas Children’s is a diverse and comprehensive global organization, intensely focused on a single mission that’s full of endless possibility,” Wallace said. “There’s still much to be done, but we already have so much to celebrate.”