Meet the Cook Children's Culture Champions
We’re excited to introduce you to the Cook Children’s Culture Champions. These colleagues live and breathe our special culture here at Cook Children’s, and they’ve volunteered to help others embrace it to the fullest.
Take a look to see if you’re working alongside one of our champions!
Practice Administrator, Cook Children's Pediatrics Keller Parkway
Fun Fact: I make up words to songs so I don’t miss a beat when I sing.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? Not everyone is like you, accept the limitations and build on the strengths. We fit together as a whole!
Physician Liasion, Business Development
Fun Fact: I recorded a record when I was 12 years old titled the Albino Turtle. The song was about pollution and keeping the world clean.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? Cook Children’s Promise says it all… That every child’s life is sacred. The culture of Cook Children’s is always to put these children first and one of respect, humility, empathy and care for not only the child but each other as well. Cook’s culture strives to provide the best care possible to all children and each other!
RN, Cook Children's Pediatric Specialties Midland
Fun Fact: I just had twin grandbabies born on 9/21 - a boy and a girl!
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? What makes Cook Children’s unique is the trust and relationships that are built between co-workers, physicians, families and patients. Because of the trust and respect that each employee has for each other we are truly able to provide the best care to our patients. And that no matter what facility they are in it is the same across the board. Everyone I have encountered within our system is always willing to go above and beyond.
Medical Delivery/Service Tech, Home Health
Fun Fact: I am a sports fanatic. My favorite teams are the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns, and Chicago Cubs.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? The Cook Children’s culture is unique because we are all as one, a team, a community that works with each other with the same goal in mind, to make our patients smile and know that we are here for them and their healthcare needs.
Custom Mobility Tech, Home Health
Fun Fact: I sometimes play acoustic sets around town!
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? I think our culture is unique because I can not think of another job/culture that makes you feel as good as you do when you can help out a kiddo or family improve their quality of life. I feel great after we get a kiddo their custom mobility equipment and you can see the kid light up and the parents have a huge appreciation for what their child just received.
Communications Specialist, Health Foundation
Fun Fact: I owned a snow cone stand in high school.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? What defines our culture is the universal commitment to our Promise across the health care system. No matter the situation, there’s magic in each and every interaction with patients, families and staff.
Director, Environmental Services
Fun Fact: I am very patriotic "retired veteran", I will not let anyone mow my lawn. I am very passionate about cooking Sunday dinner.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? The one thing that makes Cook Children’s culture unique is the engagement from our staff participating in innovation.
Manager, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Fun Fact: I go by “KimBEARly” .
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? Making a difference in your day is what I’m here to do!
Guest Relations Specialist, Family Services
Fun Fact: As a child, I attended a New York Yankees game when Roger Maris hit his 61st home run on October 1, 1961.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? We strive to create a solution-oriented culture. Solution-oriented is a description used to describe a person who finds solutions to problems. Rather than dwelling on dilemmas faced in the workplace, a person who is solution-oriented takes an active approach in solving them.
Community Health Outreach Manager, The Center for Children's Health
Fun Fact: – I have an ancestor, Dr. Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independence.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? Longevity – After 23 years of working at Cook Children’s, I can still walk around our growing system and see employees who have been here as long as I have… and it’s like an instant reconnect with family.
Epic Digital Products Manager, IS/Epic
Fun Fact: I do leather working and tooling as a hobby and have been known to take costumes a little too far.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? Everyone at Cook Children's is really doing it for the kiddos. It sounds like a cliche, but it's true! It helps us go the extra mile and it helps us get through moments of burnout. It's why we love what we do.
Revenue Cycle Director, Finance
Fun Fact: I play in a mixed doubles tennis league.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? We are Cook Children’s because we work together. We are Cook Children’s because we respect, trust and care for each other.
Medical Receptionist, Cook Children's Urgent Care Walsh
Fun Fact: Fall is my absolute favorite season, I need ALL things pumpkin spice!
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? All of us have our own unique moment we have experienced at Cook Children’s that let us know we are in the right place, whether as an employee caring for our patients or as a parent looking for child-centered care, this really is the best place to be.
RN, Cook Children's Pediatrics McKinney
Fun Fact: I am a foster parent.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? We have a great team at McKinney and everyone works together to take care of our patients.
Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources
Fun Fact: I’m just me!
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? Our culture is what motivates and retain talented employees!
Project Manager, Health Plan
Fun Fact: My first crush was Val Kilmer when I first saw him in a movie called The Saint.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? Cook Children’s shared values, attitude and behavior, not only to the internal staff but to our patients, exceeds anything I’ve ever seen or experienced. I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of the team!
RN, 6 Main Short Stay
Fun Fact: My favorite time of year is March Madness. While a student at Duke University, I would camp out for basketball tickets in Krzyzewskiville.
What do you think makes Cook Children's culture unique? A kid is a kid no matter their medical condition, health or status. Cook Children’s strives to ensure in all we do that our patients experience the wonder and magic of childhood alongside their medical treatment.