Wally Crow, August 2018 Employee
Your name, title and department. How long have you worked here?
Wally Crow, senior video producer in the Marketing and Public Relations Department. I have been at Texas Children’s Hospital for six years.
Tell us how you found out you won a super star award.
It was a complete surprise! My co-workers organized a pretend meeting to get me to the conference room. I thought we were having a Legacy Tower meeting to discuss our communication plans. But as I walked into the room, the entire marketing team erupted in cheers and congratulated me on the Super Star recognition. I was blown away! I thank my colleagues for making this day extra special for me.
What does it mean to be recognized for the hard work you do? How has the organization helped you achieve your personal and professional goals?
It means a lot to me to be recognized for my hard work. Coming in to this line of work was a little different than my last career where I spent more than 20 years in television news. Every day, I combine my experience and my passion for storytelling at Texas Children’s, so to be recognized for this, is special.
Texas Children’s not only has given me the freedom to use my talent and passion to achieve my professional goals, but it has helped me to reach my personal goals as well. In 2015, I challenged myself to drink 64 ounces of water per day as part of Texas Children’s 21-day Water Challenge. Now, it’s the only thing I drink these days. Also, I have taken advantage of Texas Children’s partnership with Lifetime Fitness, where I exercise six days a week. I find working out both relaxing and a great way to de-stress.
What do you think makes someone at Texas Children’s a super star?
I think a super star is someone who comes to work with passion and a positive attitude every day, and is a great team player – always willing to inspire and encourage others to always do their best.
What is your motivation for going above and beyond every day at work?
I love what I do every day. I look at every day as a new challenge, and people who know me, know how much I love a challenge. There are so many wonderful stories to share about Texas Children’s especially those stories about our patients and families, and the positive impact we’re making in their lives. Being able to share these inspiring stories is what motivates me to go above and beyond every day at work.
What is the best thing about working at Texas Children’s?
The best thing about working at Texas Children’s are the people. Great attitudes and smiles. I also enjoy helping our patients and their families get to where they need to be across our hospital campuses.
What does it mean to you that everyone at Texas Children’s is considered a leader? What is your leadership definition?
I consider all of our employees’ super stars. No matter what our title is at the hospital, we’re here to serve our patients and their families. My definition of leadership is simple – A leader is someone who strives for the best every day. It’s about teamwork and helping others out to get the job done.
Anything else you want to share?
I want to say thank you to my entire team that I get to work with every day, and a special thank you to Rosie Moore for nominating me for this award. As I always say, “Keep the Passion.”