The Woodlands first-quarter shining star award

December 3, 2018

On November 2, The Woodlands’ Recognition and Rewards Committee proudly presented the first quarter Shining Star award to Robert Smith and Dr. Ruben Rodriguez.

Smith is a pharmacist known for his contagious smile and endless compassion for his job and fellow coworkers. He goes above and beyond to make sure others are taken care of, including hand delivering medications when needed.

“Robert is truly an inspiration to many,” Inpatient staff nurse Nina Riddell said. “He is very well known and when he walks through the unit his aura immediately brightens up the room!”

Rodriguez is a surgical services physician who naturally and effortlessly embraces the core values of Texas Children’s Hospital. His collaboration, collegiality, and compassion are known by all who interact with him. Rodriguez’s exemplary care and attention to his craft helps make everyone around him rise to a higher level.

“We are all fortunate to benefit from having the leadership of Dr. Rodriguez at this campus,” AD Pediatric Surgery Advance Practice Provider, Matthew Borges said. “It is my extreme honor to call attention to the shining star he casts over all who have the opportunity to work with him.”

This award honors those who go above and beyond to provide exceptional care to our patients, families and staff at The Woodlands campus. A huge congratulations and thank you to each of you for being the Shining Star!

If you would like to nominate someone, please click here.