The Woodlands Shining Star

November 26, 2019

The Woodlands Rewards and Retention Committee recently presented the fourth quarter’s Woodlands Shining Star winners, Roxanne Vara, Assistant Clinical Director of Acute Care and Cynthia Sanders, Nurse Practitioner for Diabetes and Endocrine Care Center.

Vara goes out of her way to support not only her team but her patients and their families. Whether it is helping take vitals and giving medications, encouraging her staff to grow professionally, or assisting families in need, she exemplifies Texas Children’s core values in her everyday actions.

“When you have a leader that is more than ready to do any job, any role, it is wonderful role modeling,” Acute Care Unit Physician, Dr. Amrita Singh stated when talking about Vara. “She also does all of it with a wonderful, ‘go getter’ attitude. When you’re around her, or you bring a problem to her, you always feel like anything is possible!”

Sanders has won the hearts of both her co-workers and patients. Her true compassion and dedication shows through her everyday interactions and is every encouraging and contagious for her team.

“The morale of the team is given a boost, and it is during those rough times, that we can think back on what Cindy has said, and feel better about ourselves,” Karen Kelley, Ambulatory Services Representative explained.

Through her support and compassion for her patients, Sanders is dedicated to making sure her patients receive the needed treatment, education, and overall excellent care.

“Cynthia truly has the heart of a nurse and serves our patients with extreme kindness, compassion, and concern,” Registered Nurse Yvonne Barham said. “She consistently demonstrates this to our patients while providing excellent care.”

Congratulations Vara and Sanders and thank you for being the shining stars that you are and going above and beyond for our patients, families, and co-workers!