Texas Children’s launches culture initiative to celebrate our unique bond


As you know, Texas Children’s is a pretty special place. Everyone here, no matter their role, works together to create a healthier future for children and women. That common goal binds us together in a community that is unlike any other.

To recognize and celebrate that bond, Texas Children’s Human Resources Department launched on November 20 an exciting new culture initiative and website that showcases the infinite passion each one of us has for the mission of Texas Children’s: to create a healthier future for children and women throughout our global community by leading in patient care, education and research.

The culture initiative also formalizes the four core values that underpin who we are and what we do – Embrace Freedom, Lead Tirelessly, Live Compassionately and Amplify Unity. By living each value, we continually strengthen the already strong culture we have in place, perpetually extend our sense of community, and constantly maintain a spirit of our own. This new website and work will become a tangible platform from which we will grow and advance our culture as we lead the charge to accelerate health care.

You’ll be hearing more about our values and the website throughout the year. For now, you can visit the site at and enjoy the popcorn treats and new badge cards that were provided to you as a thank you for your commitment and service and a token of what’s to come as our culture initiative gains momentum over the next year.

CEO Mark A. Wallace personally passed out the treats on the day of the launch to employees at Texas Children’s Health Center – The Woodlands. During that special visit, Wallace shared his infectious smile as well as stories about the wonderful organization we all have helped create.

“As I reflect on the last 25 years at Texas Children’s, I am deeply thankful for the incredible impact our culture and our work community has had on all of us,” Wallace said. “I believe in each and every one of you and know that, while our mission is compelling, it is our people and our collective human experiences that have made a difference in the way we deliver on our mission.”

Wallace said he is excited about the launch of the culture initiative and that because of it for the next year, the next 25 years and beyond, our culture and values will be secured in stone as a testament to our infinite passion.

“Texas Children’s mission, culture and the infinite passion of our people are the heart of our past, present and future successes,” Wallace said. “These elements differentiate us from all other health care systems and employers. Our culture is amazing. It touches lives. It is simply so profound that I want it to last forever.”