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Connect Newsletter (June 9, 2022)

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June 9, 2022

COVID-19 Updates CoverSystem-Wide COVID-19 Update

Recently, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases within our community.

With that in mind, the Command Center is making recommendations (effective immediately) on meetings, face masks, visitors, and domestic and international travel.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 numbers at Cook Children’s and in our community. We appreciate you working with us to keep our patients, their families and each other as safe as possible.


pride month 2021Celebrating Pride Month and Caring For LGBTQ+ Youth

Our Promise states that every child's life is sacred and the prevention of harm to our patients is paramount. Sexual and gender minority youth have a higher prevalence and odds of poor mental health outcomes, suicidality, substance abuse, and homelessness. 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is celebrated in June and marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

At Cook Children's, putting patient-centered care first creates a welcoming and safe environment for the LGBTQ+ patients and families we treat. Please take some time to read how to better care for this community and educate yourself to approach each encounter through a lens of cultural humility.

For our employees who identify, or have loved ones, in the LGBTQ+ community - or are committed allies - we stand with and support you!


Safety and Security Training for Cook Children's Employees

Security has always been a priority for Cook Children's and our team is dedicated to protecting our employees, patients and visitors. In the wake of recent events, we want to remind all staff of the training available, such as situational awareness, de-escalation strategies and active criminal event response. 

Cook Children’s offers in-person and online security courses to provide employees with strategies to reduce risk in case of a shooting or other violence at any location in the system. 

As a reminder, in the event of any emergency situation, it is important that you are registered in our Cook Children’s Alert System to receive timely notifications on your personal devices. The alerts will keep you up-to-date whether you are at work or not. 

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Service_Awards22_1920x10802022 Service Award Recipients

This year, nearly 1,300 employees are celebrating career milestones at Cook Children's - from 5 to 50 years of service!

View the list of all service award recipients and please help us celebrate each and every individual! 

Send your colleagues a Service Awards eCard here.

Thank you to this special group of employees for all that you've done for our patients, their families and each other. Your hard work, dedication and service to your community and to our Promise helped us get through the most unique time in our history. We could not have made it through these past two and a half years without you.


H-O pivie celebrationHematology/Oncology 

Celebrates 1 Year Without a Moderate PIVIE*

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On June 1, the Hematology/Oncology unit celebrated a quality and safety milestone: one year without a Moderate Peripheral Intravenous Infiltration and Extravasation (PIVIE).

The team celebrated with a Root Beer Float Rave for both day and night shift to relax and celebrate. 

Learn more and see photos here!


child study centerJane Justin School Named 2022-2023 School of Excellence

The Jane Justin School, which is part of our Child Study Center, has been selected as a 2022-2023 School of Excellence by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET). This honor is presented to private education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.

Join us in congratulating the Jane Justin School for receiving such a high honor! Thank you for all you do to help make a difference here in North Texas.


referral bonus programDon't Forget About Our Employee Referral Bonus Program!*

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The Employee Referral Bonus Program launched in March and runs through Sept. 1, 2022. To date, nearly 60 employees have received an employee referral bonus!

Please visit the Employee Referral Bonus Program page on CookNet for more details on how it works and who is eligible. 

For questions, please email talentacquisitionteam@cookchildrens.org.


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