PLANO — Children’s Medical Center at Legacy on Thursday (Aug. 22) celebrated five years of providing first-class pediatric care to the residents north of Dallas and beyond with a carnival for its nearly 600 staff members and their families.
“Five years ago, we opened our Children’s Legacy campus to expand our mission – to make life better for children – to serve the rapidly growing north Texas area. This celebration is a thank you to our employees, whose daily passion and dedication to the children and families we care for has brought this mission to life,” says Vanessa Walls, vice president of Ambulatory Services and Administrator for Legacy Campus.
The event, cohosted by the Women’s Auxiliary, featured carnival rides, facepainting, a dunking booth and the always popular Funnyatric clowns. Employees and their families also enjoyed performances by The Aggie Wranglers and The School of Rock, a program that allows student musicians to take their music lessons to the stage in live performances.
Kristie Obiri-Gyan, who works in respiratory care and has worked at Children’s for 12 years, appreciated being able to invite her family to celebrate a workplace milestone.
“Children’s always makes me feel like family and I’m glad I get to share this with my own family,” she says.
Children’s Medical Center at Legacy offers access to the services that children north of Dallas and beyond need most, with complete connectivity to Children’s Medical Center Dallas for a more comprehensive range of services. The hospital serves children through more than 130,000 patient encounters each year, with a focus on family-centered care.