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Texas Children’s Hospital Ranks High in Houston
as “Best Place to Work”

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Hospital makes HBJ’s list for 5 consecutive years

HOUSTON – (June 11, 2010) – The Houston Business Journal has ranked Texas Children’s Hospital in the top 10 of the 2010 Best Place to Work among Houston Companies with more than 500 employees. This distinction is based solely on employee feedback measuring a variety of job-related factors, including employee satisfaction, teamwork and leadership trust.

“We are proud to be ranked among some of Houston’s largest companies for the fifth consecutive year,” said President and CEO Mark A. Wallace. “It’s a tribute to our employees, representing every area of the organization, who continue to show their dedication to our core mission of preeminent patient care, education and research,” Wallace said.

Texas Children’s Hospital opened its doors in 1954 and today employs a staff of more than 7,000. “We’ve been an anchor in the Houston community for more than 55 years and have a long tradition of stability,” said Wallace. “With our Vision 2010 expansion initiatives well underway, we’re growing to meet the future needs of our community’s children. Our amazing team of employees, physicians and researchers come together to make this organization an inspiring workplace,” Wallace said.

About the Survey
The Houston Business Journal opened nominations in January 2010 and invited companies to participate. Nominees are separated into four categories: companies with 10 to 100 employees; those with 101 to 500 employees; those with more than 500 employees and companies that are not based in Houston but have a significant local presence.

An independent research marketing firm surveys employees at nominated companies, asking thirty-seven questions within 10 categories: team effectiveness, retention risk, alignment with goals, trust with co-workers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement and people practices. Company benefits and perks are not weighed into the scoring process. Surveys are completed online and a minimum number of respondents, depending on company size, is required for final eligibility. Scores are calculated for each company and rankings announced in each category.

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About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital is committed to a community of healthy children by providing the finest pediatric patient care, education and research. Renowned worldwide for its expertise and breakthrough developments in clinical care and research, Texas Children’s is ranked in the top 10 best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Texas Children’s also operates the nation’s largest primary pediatric care network, with over 40 offices throughout the greater Houston community. Texas Children’s has embarked on a $1.5 billion expansion, Vision 2010, which includes a neurological research institute, a comprehensive obstetrics facility focusing on high risk births, and a community hospital in suburban West Houston. Get the latest Texas Children’s news on Twitter: www.twitter.com/texaschildrens