Connect Newsletter (Nov. 3, 2022)
Nov. 3, 2022
New Era Launched at Cook Children's
On Monday, Oct. 31, we unveiled our new brand and showed how it connects to our new culture platform. The new brand and culture platform emerged from three years of surveys and focus groups with Cook Children's employees, doctors, patients and families. It's both a celebration of who we are today, and a North Star to guide our tomorrow.
To learn more about our culture platform, please click here. *You must be on the network to watch.
In case you missed the unveiling of our new logo, click here to watch a special message from Rick W. Merrill, our president and CEO, and have a look at our new peaks that sit atop Cook Children's Medical Center - Prosper, opening at the end of the year.
We know you may have a lot of questions about what this new brand launch means for you. Please click here to find helpful information.
Halloween Hoopla Voting Open Now!
The judges have had their say, now it's your turn. Voting is open until midnight on Nov. 7, so get your votes in now!
Click here to the vote for best individual costumes, group costumes and best skits (coming soon).
All winners of Halloween Hoopla will receive the following prizes:
Cook Children's Named SPS Hospital of the Month
Out of more than 145 hospitals across the United and Canada, Cook Children's was selected by the Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety as the Hospital of the Month for November. Congratulations to everyone's outstanding work in earning this recognition.
Cook Children's was recognized for the following achievements:
Cook Children's Climbs 20 Spots in Top 100 Healthy Workplaces
Employees of Cook Children’s Health Care System benefit from a broad variety of programs and incentives for physical and mental well-being – from illness prevention and injury care to insurance plans and free counseling. That spectrum of quality offerings earned Cook Children’s the No. 74 ranking on the latest list of Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.
Coping with Grief and Trauma
We hope you can find 5 minutes to watch this conversation with Alicia Hooper, a licensed clinical social worker and Cook Children's EAP therapist. Alicia discusses the grief or heightened anxiety many of us may be feeling following the tragedy at Dallas Methodist Medical Center. We also provided some helpful mental health resources.
Volunteer to be a High Census Partner
During this time very busy time, we are seeking employees who are willing to volunteer their time to be a High Census Partner. The purpose of the High Census Partner is to alleviate the added stress for staff when patient care needs become overwhelming to a department due to ongoing high census.
It's Not Too Late! Six Flags Ticket Sales Extended for Purchase Through Saturday, Nov. 5!
Sales for Cook Children's Family Day at Six Flags Over Texas has been extended through Saturday, Nov. 5. Each employee can purchase up to 6 tickets using their employee ID until Saturday.
Karin King, PN practice manager II, is retiring from the system on Friday, Nov. 18, after more than 23 years of service to Cook Children's.