Children’s wins another award

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You know, I think I’m sort of a good luck charm. Since I began working at Children’s in April 2008, the hospital has experienced one major success after the other.

First, there was the opening of Children’s at Legacy. The completion of the stand-alone satellite hospital qualified Children’s as the nation’s only pediatric healthcare system. A panel of architectural industry leaders selected it as one of the Top 10 best architectural developments in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2008.

Then Children’s achieved Magnet status, the highest national recognition awarded to a hospital or medical center for excellence in nursing. After that, Parents magazine ranked Children’s as the No. 17 pediatric hospital in the United States. A few months later, U.S.News & World Report recognized us as one of the Top 10 pediatric hospitals in the U.S.
Somewhere in the midst of all that, The Joint Commission awarded Children’s with six disease-specific certifications (no other pediatric hospital in the U.S. has more than two). To top it all off, both The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Business Journal also recognized Children’s by including us on their respective lists of best places to work in Dallas in 2009.

So, I wasn’t that surprised last weekend when voters on momsoutloud.com recognized Children’s at Legacy as the top pediatric hospital in Collin County as part of the Fall 2009 Mom’s Voice! Awards. I’ve been conditioned to expect Children’s to experience success again and again and again…

That says alot about the quality of leadership, skill and dedication our hospital has. Maybe it also says something about the good fortune I bring – but if that’s true, then why do my Cubs keep losing?

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