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Connect Newsletter (Feb. 9, 2023)


Connect Newsletter                                       
Feb. 9, 2023

VIDEO: Coming Fall 2023  Institute for Mind Health  

Mind institute videoThe Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health at Cook Children’s is opening this fall! The Justin Institute will connect nine specialties under one roof. It’s designed to eliminate barriers to care like as multiple appointments with different providers in several locations and to simplify the patient’s access to their medical team. For children and their families, it will make a day of doctor’s appointments much easier. For medical providers, it enhances their ability to coordinate care. 

Watch a video on our YouTube channel on how we are connecting the dots between nine medical specialties to better serve our patient families. 

Read an article with all the details about the Mind Institute on Checkup Newsroom and read what epileptologist M. Scott Perry, M.D., has to say about the new project. 


VIDEO: Black History Month with Stan Davis

Stan Davis BHM 2-8-23Stan Davis, MBA, FACHE, President of Cook Children's Medical Center, talked about his background and how he took advantage of the opportunities available at Cook Children’s to leverage his skills and talents for career success. Stan is the first African American to hold this position. 

Don't forget to check out our dedicated web page for weekly updates, recognitions and announcements. You are also invited to share your thoughts on Black History Month at Cook Children's. Click here to email Internal Communications with an image of yourself and what Black History Month means to you or share a memory or short story on why you love working at Cook Children's. 

Watch the video here.


Wearing a Jersey to Work? Sounds Super!

superbowl jersey dayMahomes or Hurts? Reid or Siranni? Kelce or Kelce? Chiefs or Eagles? Regardless of who you are rooting for, wear your favorite team’s jersey Feb. 10-12, as we get ready for this weekend’s Big Game!


Webinar To Spotlight How to Handle Unexpected Costs

You can’t anticipate the unforeseen events that hit your pocketbook. So how can you know how to assess your spending during these times of unexpected expenses? Should you take money from your workplace savings plan? Register now for a webinar from Fidelity on Feb. 21 that will answer all your questions. As a benefit for Cook Children’s employees, you’ll earn 100 Vitality Points for attending the webinar. Points may be cashed in for gift cards through our Vitality wellness program.

Webinar: Manage Unexpected Events and Expenses 

Register for 9 a.m. webinar.

Register for 3 p.m. webinar.



quarterly peak performersTip Your Hat to Our Peak Performers

Congratulations to our Peak Performers from October to December 2022. Great job on all you do, day in and day out, to help us all keep our Promise!

Please know that your hard work does not go unnoticed, and we appreciate you modeling our values: Respect, Kindness, Collaboration, Imagination, Safety and Generosity.  Find out which teams and individuals are on the list for the first quarter.



CookNet Scroll Image 2.8Employees Care Annual Giving Campaign  

“Giving exemplifies our ability to care. The kids of our communities deserve our hearts and our resources. They represent 100% of our future. Invest!” —Stan Davis, President, Cook Children’s Medical Center.

Visit the Employees Care page on CookNet to make your donation today.

Give today for their tomorrows.


Ash Wednesday Is February 22


Screenshot 2023-02-08 124210Christians of various denominations and creeds observe Lent for 40 days leading up Easter. The first day of Lent is known as Ash Wednesday and falls on February 22 this year.

On Ash Wednesday, Christians often have ashes imposed on their forehead by a clergy person as they are encouraged to reflect on their own humanity and fast from self-indulgence as they prepare for the celebrations of Easter.   

Recognizing that many employees may not be able to participate in services within their own faith communities, Spiritual Care will offer the Imposition of Ashes for staff at several locations on Feb. 22. Click here for details.




Happy Retirement

mo mayeuxMaureen Mayeux, Registered Nurse, retired from the system on Jan. 31 after more than 22 years of service to Cook Children's.

“Maureen ‘Mo’ Mayeux has been a Cook Children’s nurse on 5 North for 22 years. She has shown great dedication to our patients, families, and staff.  She helped the unit on many occasions by coming in to work extra in a staffing pinch. She is known to many as being a bit of a ‘drill sergeant’ as she runs a tight ship when she is in charge, but she is loved by her team and will be greatly missed. 

"We wish her all the very best in this next chapter of her life. Thank you for all you have done Mo!” - Shawn Dailey, Nurse Manager, 5 Main



Feedback Wanted! 

If you have a suggestion or a contribution for this newsletter, please email us here: InternalCommunications@cookchildrens.org.