Margaret Young from the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit is the latest Texas Children’s Super Star leader. “I believe a Texas Children’s Super Star goes above and beyond daily – not just when there’s a need or a call to assist,” Young said. “A Super Star leader is impactful, has influence and can make a difference.”
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Q&A: Margaret Young, October – December 2014 Leader
Your name, title and department. How long have you worked here?
Margaret Young, MHA, RN, Bone Marrow Transplant. I have worked at Texas Children’s for 15 years and in Bone Marrow Transplant for three years.
What month are you Super Star for?
Super Star Leader for October-December 2014
Tell us how you found out you won a super star award.
I was going about my day as usual engrained in completing my various responsibilities, and I was notified by my assistant clinical director we had an impromptu budget meeting with our director. I was thrilled….!!! I gathered all my notes and reports and proceeded to the conference room. As I walked in the conference all the staff members, my fellow peers, ACD, and AVP were already in the room clapping and smiling. Indeed I must say I was surprised and thrilled and then asked “What’s this for?” I then looked at the banner which stated Super Star Leader. The decorations and food were great!
What does it mean to be recognized for the hard work you do?
The Super Star recognition means to me that someone has really recognized how hard I truly work each day. I treat every day like a new day and know that tomorrow is not promised. So, I have to make the best of today.
What do you think makes someone at Texas Children’s a super star?
I believe a Texas Children’s Super Star goes above and beyond daily – not just when there’s a need or a call to assist. A Super Star leader is impactful, has influence and can make a difference.
What is your motivation for going above and beyond every day at work?
My motivation for going above and beyond daily is seeing the potential and growth of our staff. I challenge the staff every chance I get to do more and become more. We’re great at what we do but there’s still so much more for us to conquer and accomplish and see the benefits of our hard work.
What is the best thing about working at Texas Children’s?
The best thing about working at Texas Children’s is the people.
Anything else you want to share?
I’m extremely humbled and grateful for this recognition. This recognition motivates me to do more!