Texas Children’s takes bold actions for its workforce


HOUSTON – (June 3, 2021) – Today, Texas Children’s President and CEO, Mark A. Wallace, announced a powerful commitment to the people who make Texas Children’s an incredible place. To express his immense gratitude, Wallace is taking two bold actions – increasing the salary of each team member by 2% and providing an additional week of highly-deserved paid time off to Texas Children’s employees.

“Our health care heroes’ resiliency and determination over the last year was unmatched, and I am so thankful for their dedication to our patients, health plan members and each other,” Wallace said. “This commitment is both a recognition and celebration of our One Amazing Team.”

Wallace has also asked his senior leadership team to continue developing and refining several initiatives to support Texas Children’s team members, including: recruiting and retaining the best talent, focusing on the mental and physical health of our employees, and enhancing our robust diversity, equity and inclusion programs, as examples.

“The people who work here are our greatest strength,” Linda Aldred, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, added. “They are what set Texas Children’s apart and allow us to serve our community in a big way, throughout the pandemic and beyond. This investment represents a bold first step in our journey together towards a brighter tomorrow.” 

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country, Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.