My Reflections On Martin Luther King Day

Today, as the nation remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I can’t help but to reflect on the life and message of this great leader. Most recall Dr. King as the passionate and unrelenting leader of the Civil Rights Movement, revered for his numerous eloquent sermons, including his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered to an overflowing crowd at The Lincoln Memorial and his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech given on the eve of his assassination. I, however, find most inspiring his service to the community.

And it is one of his lesser publicized messages that resonates most with me today. Dr. King once reflected, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

As I ponder this question and look around Texas Children’s, I know that we are impacting the lives of countless women, children and families. United by our singular mission to serve, we work tirelessly to improve our community on a daily basis — from research to patient care to our mobile clinics. I hope that you, too, can take great pride in all that we are doing for others at Texas Children’s.

So today, as we celebrate the 84th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth, I am reassured in knowing that all of us at Texas Children’s are “doing for others” as we continue our mission of excellence in patient care, education and research, as well as our commitment to the community.


About Mark A. Wallace, CEO

Since 1989, I have been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Children’s Hospital.

To ensure the continued success of Texas Children’s Hospital, I work closely with our medical staff to provide the nation's best medical care available for children and women while fulfilling the hospital’s mission of excellence in patient care, education and research.

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