It Takes a Team

It Takes a Team

Mark Gilger, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief, greets colleagues at a recent physician open house.

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
– Mattie Stepanek

The physical transformation of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is readily apparent. But behind the construction fence, changes to the team are even more profound. The partnership with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) is enabling powerful changes to people and programs that are already making a difference.

“The depth of expertise and resources that are now available to our team is amazing,” said Trisha Montague, Chief Nursing Officer. “It’s opening the door to resources we never would have dreamed of having.”

A significant part of the recruiting success is due to the contributions of the Pediatrician-in-Chief, Dr. Mark Gilger, a BCM pediatrician who joined the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio team some 10 months ago. Gilger has helped secure more than 60 of the 250 physicians the children’s hospital plans to recruit as part of its transformation.

“His knowledge, his ability to interact with physicians and his talent to recruit outstanding physicians, is evidence of the strength of our partnership,” said Pat Carrier, president and CEO of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. “We are assembling a team with some of the best and brightest minds in pediatric medicine. This is allowing us to provide top-notch care for the children of San Antonio and South Texas – a level of care this area has never had before.”

This is an exciting time for the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio! We look forward to sharing more stories about the great things this transformation is doing for our community. If you would like to make a donation to help fund the miracles happening at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, visit us online at, or call our Foundation offices at (210) 704-2800. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do for our patients without the support of our community!

For a full list of new physicians at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, click here.