How We Celebrate

It is important that we celebrate those that go above and beyond.

Our people are at the heart and soul of Texas Children’s. As the ambassadors of our mission and culture, they go above and beyond every day in exemplifying our core values. We celebrate our colleagues’ achievements and milestones in a variety of programs throughout the year.


Recognizing Our People

Employee Recognition Celebration

The Employee Recognition Celebration is an annual event where we honor employees with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of dedicated service, Mark A. Wallace Catalyst Leadership Award recipients, Super Stars, and SMILES recipients.

Mark A. Wallace Catalyst Leadership Award

Each year, the program honors outstanding individuals who lead by example, make the biggest possible difference, ensure the best possible outcomes and uphold Texas Children’s mission and Core Values.

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2017 Recipients
  • Amanda Austin Ward
    Surgical Services
  • Judith Campbell, M.D.
    Medical Director
    Infection Control and Prevention
  • Dan Christopher
    Quality Improvement Specialist
    Emergency Center
  • Ashley Simms
    Clinical Support Operations
  • Mari Trace
    Assistant Director
    Texas Children’s Pediatrics Regional Operations
Smiles Award
Recipients of this award demonstrate exceptional customer service and are dedicated to creating and sustaining a culture of excellence for employees, physicians, and customers.
2014 Recipients
  • Sharon Diggins
    TCP - Central Business Office
  • Bob Dragos
    TCP - MSO
    TCP - Cullen
Super Star Award

Recipients of this award continually demonstrate their true commitment to excellence and exemplary service. These employees and leaders are always willing to step up and lend a hand to go the extra mile.

2014 Recipients
  • Gabriel Brooks
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Felicia Cruise
    Ambulatory Services
  • Klaus Lowey-Valencia
    Information Services
  • Joshua O'Brien
    Financial Services
  • Juan Rivera
    Office of Surgeon-in-General
  • Melissa Smith
  • Estella Tam

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