December 9, 2019

The week of December 2, Texas Children’s employees kicked off the holiday season with camaraderie and joy by participating in our annual holiday bread and wassail tradition. Please view the photo gallery below to see pictures of the festivities.

December 3, 2019

After completing the “Seize the ZZZ’s” Nursing Wellbeing Challenge, Steven Kibodeaux shares his experiences and how this challenge has helped him prioritize his own health and wellness needs to ensure he delivers the best care possible to his patients. Read more

December 2, 2019

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo made her first visit to Texas Children’s Hospital to meet with leaders, talk with grateful patients and tour our facility.

Hidalgo, the first woman ever elected to the position, spent the afternoon meeting with the executive vice presidents and other clinical leaders to learn more about the organization. The majority of her visit consisted of a tour that included the Legacy Tower Mission Control area and our world-renowned Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Tour participants were:

  • Bert Gumeringer, vice president for Facilities Operations
  • Deborah Ambrosio, director of Transport/Mission Control
  • Dr. Gauthum K. Suresh, Section Head & Service Chief of Neonatolog
  • Heather Cherry, assistant vice president for Nursing
  • Tanya Williams, director of Nursing, Newborn Center
  • A talk with Julie Kaplow, Ph.D., director of the Trauma and Grief Center, concluded the visit.

The occasion was coordinated by the government relations team Rosie Valadez McStay, assistant vice president for Government Relations and Community Benefits; and Orlando Jones, Government Relations Liaison.

Seeing the commitment in our county, the love and sheer grit in our community, has made me even more determined to expand what’s right and fix what isn’t. We’re in a hurry, and we’re just getting started.” – Lina Hidalgo

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November 26, 2019

As a Texas Children’s employee, it is important to make informed, thoughtful decisions about what you choose to post online. Learn more about how to be social media savvy. Read more

On November 23, writer, actor, director and comedian B.J. Novak brought countless smiles to patients and families at Texas Children’s when he treated them to a special reading of his critically-acclaimed, bestselling children’s book, “The Book With No Pictures.” Following the reading, Novak spent time helping patients with their own “My Book With No Pictures,” a new activity book that lets kids fill in the blanks with their own made-up words. After his time in The Zone, the author shared the fun with patients in their rooms.

Novak is well known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. He is also acclaimed for his standup comedy, his performances in motion pictures, and his New York Times bestselling book of short stories, “One More Thing.” At once perfectly simple and ingeniously imaginative, “The Book With No Pictures” inspires laughter every time it is opened, creating a warm and joyous experience to share – and introducing young children to the powerful idea that the written word can be an unending source of mischief and delight.

For more information about the book and its author, visit

After making the 1,500-mile trek to Houston, Mary Schaeffer reflects on her journey to Texas Children’s and how this life-changing career move was the best decision she ever made. Read more