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Connect Newsletter (Sept. 1, 2022)

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Sept. 1, 2022

Flu Shot Offered at On-Site Clinics

flu vaccineCook Children's employees can get their annual vaccine at the flu shot clinics offered on campus this fall, beginning Sept. 13. 

Click here to see the schedule for flu clinics this fall. 

Employees may also get their flu shots at another location - from a primary care physician or pharmacy - and send proof of vaccination to Occupation Health for their records. 

Our goal is to have everyone immunized by Tuesday, Nov. 1! 


Cook Children’s Joins Partnership to Enhance Neonatal Care in West Texas

Midland-HealthCook Children’s Health Care System is collaborating with Covenant Children's Hospital and Pediatrix Medical Group to expand access to neonatal care at Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH). 

The collaboration allows the community of Midland and surrounding areas to maintain complete confidence in the quality of care for all infants needing NICU services at Midland Memorial Hospital and enhances access to a higher level of care if the need arises. 

The partnership will begin September 3, 2022. Read more about this exciting new partnership here!


Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month T-Shirts on Sale Now!

September packs a punch! Help us raise awareness for two important campaigns throughout the month: stand united in the fight to #erasekidcancer and become a warrior against sickle cell disease.

This year, we’re offering two T-shirts to help honor our patients who are fighting cancer and battling sickle cell disease every day. 

At Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center, we’re working every day to bring more innovative research, ground-breaking medical treatments and trail-blazing clinical trials to children with cancer and blood disorders – so that one day – our wish to erase kid cancer and blood disorders will come true.

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Nominate a Deserving Individual for the 2022 Magnet Awards

Magnet Awards 2022  (1)Last year, Cook Children's Medical Center became the first freestanding children’s hospital in North Texas and 10th in the world to receive Magnet® designation from the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). 

To continue celebrating this amazing achievement, we'd like to recognize some of the deserving individuals who represent the model components of Magnet:

  • Structural Empowerment Award
  • Exemplary Professional Practice Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Transformational Leadership Award

You can also nominate an individual for four other awards, including:

  • Ancillary Staff Member of the Year
  • Preceptor of the Year 
  • Mentor of the Year Award
  • Nurse Leader Award

For more information and to submit your nomination(s), click here!


September Employee Engagement Events

September 2022 employee engagement eventsThe Cook Children's Employee Engagement team has been busy planning fun fall events over the next several months. Take a sneak peek at September's events and save the following dates!

Now through Nov. 2 - Use promo code ‘MELTLOVESCC’ at any Melt Ice Cream location for $2 off your purchase

Sept. 8-11 - Sport your favorite NFL jersey to celebrate the new season

Thursday, Sept. 29 - Receive a special discount code for admission tickets 

Thursday, Sept. 29 - State Fair Trivia - submit your answers to enter a raffle for a Starbucks gift card


Monthly Peak Performers: July

peak performer #1Please join us in congratulating all of the following Peak Performers for July 2022. 

Want to send a special congratulations to any of these winners? You can easily do so with one of our Ecards that are available here.

Find out who the latest Peak Performer recipients are.


Fidelity Sessions Offer Strategies for Money Management

Cook Children's employees can learn about investment goals, budgeting, using credit, managing debt and more at two virtual events presented by Fidelity this month. 

Thursday, Sept. 8, Webinar: Five Money Musts (45-60 minutes)

Monday, Sept. 12, Ask Fidelity Q&A: How to Make the Most of Your Retirement Savings (30 minutes)  

You’ll earn 100 Vitality Points for attending the webinar and 35 Vitality Points for attending the Ask Fidelity session. Points may be cashed in for gift cards through our Vitality wellness program.



Happy Retirement!

Please join us in recognizing the upcoming retirement below! 

Borislav Popovic, environmental services aide, pictured left, is retiring from the system on Wednesday, Sept. 7, after more than 12 years of service to Cook Children's. We encourage you to take a moment to send Borislav a farewell note or a congratulatory eCard by Sept. 7. 

Jeanne “Luann” Thompson, PN insurance specialist and receptionist, pictured right, is retiring from the system on Friday, Sept. 9, after more than 30 years of service to Cook Children's. We encourage you to take a moment to send Luann a farewell note or a congratulatory eCard by Sept. 9. 

Borislav Luann Retirement


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