|HOUSTON – On October 20, 2009, the Jewish Institute for National|
Security Affairs (JINSA) will honor Mark A. Wallace, President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Children's Hospital, with its prestigious Houston Leadership Award.
Mr. Wallace will be the 17th recipient of JINSA's Houston Leadership Award, created to honor and recognize outstanding Houstonians. JINSA is a national non-profit organization that educates community leaders about U.S. defense and foreign policy and often serves as a bridge between the public and the American armed forces.
Mr. Wallace's tireless efforts to increase the scope and quality of care at Texas Children's Hospital, an institution that has immeasurably improved the quality of life for literally hundreds of thousands of families from Houston, the State of Texas and, indeed, the entire country, make him most deserving of the Leadership Award.
Since taking over as CEO in 1989, Texas Children's Hospital has grown to be not only the largest pediatric care network in the United States but, more importantly, one of America's best, treating 2.4 million children annually. Renowned worldwide for its expertise and breakthrough developments in clinical care and research, Texas Children's Hospital is nationally ranked in all ten subspecialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2009 list of America's Best Children's Hospitals. Noted among the national leaders, Texas Children's Hospital has centers of excellence in pediatric cancer, neonatal care, respiratory illnesses, heart and vascular diseases, and other conditions. One of the largest employers in Houston with more than 6,500 employees, Texas Children's Hospital has been recognized as one of Houston Business Journal's Best Places to Work, ranking #1 in 2009. A true tribute to Mr. Wallace's visionary leadership, this distinction is based solely on employee feedback measuring a variety of job-related factors, including employee satisfaction, teamwork and leadership trust.
In addition to his leading role in America's health care industry, Mr. Wallace goes above and beyond through his commitment to community initiatives, including service on the board of directors of the World Health & Golf Association, a non-profit organization supporting health care initiatives in the Houston area. Mr. Wallace is also a member of the board of directors of the Greater Houston Partnership and serves as vice chair of the Partnership's Flood Control Task Force as well as the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
JINSA has arranged for U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Edward G. Winters, III, to deliver the keynote address. Admiral Winters is the commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, home of the famous SEAL naval commandos that are one of our country's greatest assets in the Global War on Terrorism.
This widely attended event will take place October 20, 2009 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Galleria, 5060 W. Alabama, Houston, Texas.
To arrange coverage of this event or for further information contact Jennifer Naedler at 713-818-2607.
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