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Connect Newsletter (Jan. 27, 2022)

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Connect Newsletter    
Jan. 27, 2022

newsroom home pageIntroducing the Connect Newsroom!

In an effort to provide timely, accurate and useful information to employees that you can access anywhere, we’ve created “Connect Newsroom” with you in mind.

The newsroom houses most of the stories you find in the emails that are sent to you, including our most-recent COVID-19 information. Connect Newsroom also allows you to access the articles at home without logging onto the network and to watch videos or read information at your leisure.

Learn more about Connect Newsroom here. We would love to hear your feedback on this new communications feature for employees! Write to us here, leave a comment on the article or answer the poll on the home page of the newsroom.

employees care kicks off feb 1  (1)Employees Care Kicks Off Tuesday, Feb. 1

Giving is one of Cook Children’s pillars and it's that time again to start thinking about Employees Care.

For more than 20 years, Employees Care has become a reliable source of selfless giving with our employees at the center, making an impact in the lives of our patients and families in very unique ways.

“I think it is important for employees to participate in Employees Care because it reminds us that every child is someone’s whole world," said Michelle Skillin, senior secretary for Security at Cook Children’s.

This year, Employees Care will kick off Tuesday, Feb. 1. We encourage all of you to visit our page on CookNet* to learn more about this year’s initiative. Give today for their tomorrows.

*Note: You must be connected to the network to access this page. 

car seat labelCook Children's Issues Warning about Counterfeit Car Seats

At least eight counterfeit car seats have been found at local hospitals in recent months, including one spotted in our NICU. The parents had no idea their brand new seat was not safe to use. 

In response to the eight “fake” car seats found, we published this video and article on Checkup Newsroom to help educate the community.

Please watch, read and share with anyone you know purchasing a car seat to help ensure their child will be protected in a crash.

Rodeo22-CooknetReminder: Cook Children's Day at the Rodeo and Western Day

It's rodeo season in Fort Worth y'all! 

The 8th Annual Cook Children's Day at the Rodeo is Wednesday, Feb. 2. Half of the cost of your tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show will benefit Cook Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets.

We're also celebrating across Cook Children's locations with our Western Day! You’re encouraged to dress up in your favorite boots, blue jeans and bandanas. Have fun, but remember to dress appropriately for our little buckaroos. 

Can't make it to the rodeo next Wednesday? You can still support our NICU by purchasing your 2022 Cook Children's Day at the Rodeo T-shirt inside the Build-A-Bear Workshop in our medical center. 

Don't forget to send us your photos from Western Day or the rodeo!

2022 Lunar New Year (1)Celebrating Lunar New Year 2022

Lunar New Year 2022 falls on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. 

The holiday is celebrated by various Asian countries, regions and cultures, each with their own traditions and customs. 

According to the Asian zodiac, 2022 is a Year of the Tiger. People born in a year of the Tiger are predicted to be brave, competitive, unpredictable and confident. 

If you and your family and friends celebrate the Lunar New Year, please share with us! We'd love to know how you recognize Lunar New Year, along with any photos or videos you have.

We wish you all a healthy and prosperous year ahead! 

peak performer #1Monthly Peak Performers: December 2021

Please join us in congratulating all of the following Peak Performers for December 2021!

Click here to see the Peak Performer recipients!

Do you know a colleague or team of Peak Performers? Nominate them here! (Note: you must be connected to the network to access this page.) 

donate bloodCritical Need for Blood Donations 

Our community is in dire need of blood donations! The current blood supply for Carter BloodCare can only meet the needs of Texas patients for less than one day. 

The next on-campus blood drive is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. Click here to sign up to donate. 

Can't make it that day? Visit Carter BloodCare to find the nearest donor center or mobile drive to you. 

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