West Campus celebrates 6th birthday

March 29, 2017

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus celebrated its 6th birthday this month with an employee bake off fit with birthday cake-themed treats.

As part of the day, West Campus leadership donned birthday hats and helped judge the employee bake off birthday celebration. The entries from various employees/departments of the hospital included tiered cakes, brownies and other creatively designed treats.

The winners of the contest were:

  • Best Taste: Deborah Parrott, Cancer Center – Westie Bestie Brownies
  • Best Presentation: Lauren Ivanhoe, Clinical Training and Development – ‘Anf Many Smores’ Cake
  • Best Theme: Sarah Schelnick, Occupational and Physical Therapy – Rolling in the Chocolate Brownies

“We had a great day here at West Campus celebrating six years of hard work,” West Campus President Matt Schaefer said. “We look forward to continuing to grow and serve those in need of pediatric care in West Houston and beyond.”

The celebration continued on March 20 at the campus’ daily operational briefing, which was attended by Texas Children’s President and CEO Mark A. Wallace as well as Texas Children’s Executive Vice President Michelle Riley-Brown.

Both Wallace and Riley-Brown, who was president of West Campus when it opened in 2010, expressed sincere appreciation to the hospital’s current leadership team for a fabulous six years.

“The work you all have done here is tremendous,” Wallace said. “Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is doing a great job of providing the right care at the right time at the right place.”

Riley-Brown agreed and said with each passing year West Campus adds more services, staff and expertise to better serve its patients and families.

“You should be proud of your accomplishments,” she said to the leadership team.

The West Campus officially opened hospital services on March 7, 2010. Today, the campus sees more than 1,000 patient encounters per day.