Texas Children’s employee wins award for administrative excellence in health care

June 10, 2019

Texas Children’s own Joselin Martinez, senior administrative coordinator to the Pediatric Department of Neurosurgery, was recently honored at The Admin Awards® Gala at the Houston Post Oak Hotel on May 22.

Sometimes referred to as the “Academy Awards for Admins,” The Admin Awards® is the first and only public recognition program of its kind in the nation that specifically honors the achievements, dedication and importance of administrative professionals. Individuals are recognized across several categories – such as Office Management, Company Loyalty, Spirit and Rookie of the Year – at celebrations in seven U.S. cities, including San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Houston. The winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges from a pool of hundreds of nominees.

Martinez received the Administrative Excellence in Healthcare Award, presented to an individual who effectively serves and exhibits excellence in the health care industry.

“I was very happy and excited to have been nominated and my application selected from hundreds of applications in the Houston area,” said Martinez. “I never thought I would make it to the final round of nominees, let alone be the winner! To receive such an award with my name engraved in it, and the amazing company that I work for meant so much.”

She was nominated by Texas Children’s Director of Neurosurgery Oncology Dr. Guillermo Aldave, Chief of Neurosurgery Dr. Howard Weiner and Epilepsy program coordinator, Georgina Cedillo.

“Ms. Martinez is outstanding in every way and I could not carry out the many critical functions of my job without the continuous, tremendous expertise she brings to our team every day,” said Weiner. “I am struck by her ambition, drive, intelligence, independence and the manner with which she carries herself – always with great courtesy and a pleasant demeanor, despite the stressful nature of her work. She is clearly headed for greater heights of success.”

In addition to numerous support responsibilities, Martinez also serves as academic coordinator for the Division of Neurosurgery’s resident and fellowship program.

“Joselin is one of the reasons why our department is so highly regarded among other institutions, especially when it comes to her performance as direct coordinator for the academic part of our residency and fellowship program,” said Aldave. “We consistently receive positive feedback from applicants from all over the country about how efficiently and well-organized their time at Texas Children’s is. Joselin is responsible for that incredible first impression.”

Martinez is also is a current member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and an active member of the Medical Group Management Association. She holds a dual master’s degree in Healthcare and Business Administration, as well as certifications in medical office management and Lean Six Sigma.

“My work in the department of Neurosurgery has been nothing but fulfilling in every way,” Martinez said. “Texas Children’s Hospital opened the opportunity for me to be a part of a tremendously focused team that values each and every one of their staff. Being a part of this team has been nothing but spectacular in every way, and I am motivated now more than ever to be the best I can be for Texas Children’s Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery.”