Cook Children's News (Dec. 16)
Cook Children’s News
#WeAreCookChildrens: Martin Aguado, facilities appearance manager
Although Christmas at Cook Children's seems to appear overnight after Thanksgiving, it takes months of preparation and planning to create the magic.
Much like Santa has his elves to help him spread cheer, Cook Children's has Martin Aguado, facilities appearance manager, and his team.
Martin's crew works incredibly hard and partners with a couple of vendors to deck the halls at Cook Children's.
A newly installed camera system in our NICU may help ease some of the stress on our patient families - especially with restricted visitation in the pandemic - by giving them a chance to lay eyes on their babies whenever they want.
The system, created by AngelEye Health, went live last week, allowing families 24-hour-a-day access to their babies via individual room cameras.
Funded by private donors in the community, a total of 106 AngelEye cameras are set over patients’ beds and turned off only if patients are out of bed or if care is being performed.
Cook Children's named to 2021 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America list
Cook Children's was recently recognized as a 2021 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America AND the Healthiest Employers of Texas - Extra Large Category!
Congratulations to our Wellness Program team for all of their hard work.
Learn more about our Healthy Me employee well-being program here. (Note: you must be connected to the server to access this page on CookNet.)
Then & Now: Celebrating 20 Years at Kids' Place
This month, Kids' Place - Child Development Center turns 20 years old!
To celebrate two wonderful decades, we asked our employees to send us photos of their children who attended Kids' Place, along with a short update of where they are now.
Please take a minute to read the submissions we received. We look forward to another 20 years filled with memories!
Voting is open now until Sunday, Dec. 19 for the annual Holiday Sweater Contest.
Go here to vote! (Note: you must be connected to the server to access this page on CookNet.)
The categories include:
Winners will be announced in the next edition of Cook Children's News on Dec. 23 and will receive a delicious treat and bragging rights!
Sit... Stay...Play Celebrates National Ugly Sweater Day
National Ugly Sweater Day is Friday, Dec. 17 and to celebrate, the Sit...Stay...PLAY facility dogs at Cook Children's wore their most festive sweaters and accessories.
As the holiday season continues, make sure you take advantage of all that's going on at Cook Children's this month!
Applications are open for Junior Volunteers!
We are hopeful to have our Junior Volunteers Program return for Summer 2022! Applications are now open until Feb. 1, 2022.
Junior Volunteers must be between 15-18 years old by June 1, 2022 and be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Shifts are once a week for 3-4 hours (minimum total hours are 36 hours) at the Medical Center.
Click here for more information and to apply.
Please join us in recognizing the upcoming retirements below!
Todd Pearson, M.D., physician, Palliative Care, (pictured left) is retiring from the system on Friday, Dec. 31, after more than 15 years of serivce to Cook Children's.
Diane Duea, sonographer, Radiology, (pictured middle) is also retiring from the system on Friday, Dec. 31 after more than 17 years of service to Cook Children's.
Brad Horn*, pharmacist II, Pharmacy, (pictured right) is retiring from the system on Friday, Dec. 31 after more than 28 years of service to Cook Children's.
*picture taken pre-COVID
Knowing that every child's life is sacred, it is the Promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.