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Cook Children's News (Nov. 23)

Cook Children’s News
Nov. 23, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 Top Peak Performers for Cook Children's!  

Last week, the best of the best were recognized during our annual Top Peak Performers ceremony. 

Go here to find out who the 2021 Top Peak Peformer Individuals and Teams were.

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for all you do for Cook Children's!

(It's not too late to nomimate a peer for this quarter. Nominate someone now! Note: you must be connected to CookNet to fill out the form.) 


Spreading JOY and caring for Fort Worth kiddos with Debbie Boudreaux from Cook Children’s

Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker talks with Debbie Boudreaux, AVP of Nursing at Cook Children’s, about her more than three decades with Cook Children’s, the Teddy Bear Transport program, healthcare and nursing in the time of COVID-19, and the JOY campaign, a suicide prevention initiative that aims to encourage hope and resilience among children and teens.

Listen to the latest episode of Go Time in Fort Worth here or wherever you get your podcasts!


Sit...Stay...PLAY: lots to be thankful for 

Each year at Cook Children's, we ask, "What are you thankful for?" 

We know six good boys and girls that we are thankful for every day here at Cook Children's! 

Hear from Kitty, Steve, Brie, Zuni, Chanel and Neely about what they are grateful for this Thanksgiving.

Let us know what you are thankful for this year!


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! 

As you reflect on all the things about which you are thankful perhaps you could also reflect on how others around you see these same things. 

In this season of thankfulness, I am grateful for you and the unique gifts you offer that make up our whole. We are richer, fuller, deeper, and wider because we all are here together.

Pam Foster, director of the Spiritual Care Department, shares an encouraging message for Thanksgiving.

We hope you all have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend! 


"It's Possible When We're Together"

The Family Advisory Council (FAC) worked with our extremely talented Cook Children's team on an album and music video "Together." The FAC appreciates what our employees do all the time, especially over the past year and a half. This album and video is a heartfelt thank you to our staff.

Please take a moment to listen and watch here!

The video was produced by Abel Diaz with CLZ TV and the music was produced and mixed by Raymond Turner. Vocals by Kate Trenda and Zoe Trenda.  

A special thank you to the visionary parents Breanna Hernandez, Heather Rose, Natalie Dorsey and all who shared precious family and staff photos.


Happy Hanukkah! We wish you a year of light and love!

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-night Jewish holiday that begins this Sunday, Nov. 28. 

It is celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. At such celebrations, Hanukkah songs are sung and traditional games, such as dreidel, are played.

The most familiar Hanukkah foods are the European (Ashkenazi) potato pancakes, or latkes, and the Israeli favorite, jelly donuts, or sufganiyot. 

Learn more about Hanukkah here.


Happy Retirement! 

​Please join us in recognizing Cam Brandt (pictured left), RN, Emergency Department, for more than 30 years of service to Cook Children's. Cam is retiring from the System on Saturday, Dec. 4. 

We encourage you to take a moment to send Cam a farewell note​ or a congratulatory eCard by Dec. 4. 

Let's also celebrate Ngoan Nguyen (pictured right), lead aide, Environmental Services, for more than 24 years of service to Cook Children's. Ngoan is retiring from the System on Friday, Dec. 10.

We encourage you to take a moment to send Ngoan a farewell note or a congratulatory eCard by Dec. 10.​


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