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Our Culture

At Cook Children's, we all work together as a team to make a difference in the lives of patients and families.

Everyone at Cook Children's is guided by an inspiring promise, "Knowing that every child's life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness disease and injury."

Because our service area covers nearly half the state of Texas (or bigger than the entire state of New Mexico), our "region" often extends way beyond Fort Worth or even Texas. The Cook Children's community includes families from across the United States and even from around the world. Regardless of the distance, parents have chosen Cook Children's as their destination because of our ability to combine the art of caring with the use of leading-edge technology.

I am Cook Children's Videos

Our Promise, our culture

Promise. It's a strong word that everyone understands, especially kids.

At Cook Children's, we've made a promise to improve the health of every child in our region. All of our employees come to work every day with that promise in mind, guiding them as they help our patients and their families get better and stay healthy.

We have a rich history that began nearly 100 years ago, and throughout that century, we have been supported by a community that values our honesty, hard work and determination. We are very grateful for that support and we are driven in our desire to give back to our community through programs and initiatives that benefit children who may not otherwise have access to quality health care.

Our award-winning culture

Cook Children's is growing to meet the needs of our community for years to come. The historic growth of our medical center and the addition of new clinics will help us meet the changing needs of our patients and families by giving them better access to primary, specialty and home care services.

At Cook Children's, we are proud of our longstanding heritage of care and we are even more excited for our future – a future dedicated to helping children not just in our community, but in communities throughout the region. Every child deserves the opportunity to live a happy, healthy life and we do our absolute best to make that a reality.

"Miracles happen throughout our organization on a daily basis," said Rick W. Merrill, President and CEO of Cook Children's Health Care System. "The outstanding care we are known for occurs because we are blessed with talented, dedicated, passionate employees who work tirelessly and with a shared purpose. We are committed to providing the leading-edge technologies and resources they need to provide the compassionate, excellent care our patients and families deserve."

"These are exciting times at Cook Children's; for the fourth year in a row we made The Dallas Morning News' list of 'Top places to work' in Dallas-Fort Worth and recently learned that we were named to Modern Healthcare's list of 'Best places to work in Healthcare'. Our achievements as an organization truly are a testament to our employees; their spirit of collaboration and our collective promise to improve the health of every child, every day. We hope you'll take the time to learn more about Cook Children's and explore opportunities to join our family."

Our employees

At Cook Children's, we know that team members come in all shapes and sizes. That's why we search for employees who know that being a true team player means never being too big to listen to the smallest member of the team.

We value not only input from each other, we also think it's important to listen to our patients and families. Everyone on our team works together to provide the best possible health care for kids, and that dedication shows!