Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.
Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.
Working at Cook Children'sAt 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
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.
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.
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!
- Comp & Benefits
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I have been working at Cook Children's Health Care System full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
Cook Children's is really a terrific place to work. The environment is warm and welcoming, the benefits are good, and the mission is more than a statement.Cons
The compensation is on the lower end of the regional spectrum.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Some of us have been dedicated to Cook Children's for a long time. While market analyses are doing well to become more competitive to those coming into the system, the current promotion structure has forced some of your most loyal employees into the lower (if not bottom) of the range. It would be nice to re-evaluate individuals in positions who are at the lowest end of the scale in an effort to retain current employees.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Cook Children's Health Care System.Interview Details
The website is very accurate. They are very timely and notify you of interviews very quickly. It was a panel interview with a nurse manager, a nurse educator and a current nurse resident. They had a list of questions that they said they asked everyone and jotted down notes. It was mostly behavioral and situational questions.
There was a case study and then an opportunity for me to ask questions. Afterward another nurse resident (not the one that was part of the interview) gave me a tour.
Everyone was professional and kind. They did not provide any HR information during the interview or job process.Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- There was a case study with several follow up questions. The patient got progressively worse and you had to say how you'd handle it. Answer Question
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