15:40 PM

Cook Children's at American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Luncheon

Christi Thornhill

For the second year in a row, a member of the Cook Children’s team has been honored as a Woman of Impact by the Tarrant County American Heart Association.

The award was announced at the organization’s annual Go Red for Women Luncheon on March 3. The event brings women and community members together to raise awareness for the No. 1 killer of women, cardiovascular disease, causing one in three deaths per year. 

Christi Thornhill, Director Trauma Services, CARE Team, Fostering Health Program and Surgical Clinical Excellence Program, was honored as the 2022 Woman of Impact for her efforts in transforming the health of women in our community. 

Megan Graichen, Emergency Department, and Nancy Murphy, Nurse Residency Program Assistant, were both featured as heart survivors and had their stories shared with attendees. 

Christi, along with Shakyryn Napier, Director of Heart Center, are both on the executive leadership team for Go Red for Women.

Cook Children's Employees at Go Red


Left: Megan Graichen, Back row: Tracy Wortham and KaLinda Evans, Front row: Elizabeth Leeper and Christi Thornhill

Right: Shakyryn Napier. Back row: Misti Spicer, Ashley Kovacev, and Lindsey Brasher, Front row: Nancy Murphy and Jen Cabrera