Katy, (November 4, 2016) Improving the experience for every patient and family who comes to Texas Children’s Hospital for surgery is a top priority for Dr. Larry H. Hollier Jr., associate surgeon-in-chief for clinical affairs and chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children’s.
On Nov. 2, Press Ganey presented Hollier with the 2016 Physician of the Year award at its annual National Client Conference in Orlando. Members of the Texas Children’s Ambulatory Surgery Patient Experience Workgroup and leaders throughout the hospital nominated him for the distinguished award.
“We are extremely proud of the extraordinary work being done at Texas Children’s to optimize the care experience for our patients and their families,” said Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., surgeon-in-chief and chief of congenital heart surgery at Texas Children’s. “Dr. Larry Hollier has been an outstanding and visionary leader for the surgery service, and his recognition by Press Ganey is a testimony not only to his enormous contributions, but to the effective team spirit we are so proud of at Texas Children’s.”
Hollier has led many patient experience innovations within Texas Children’s Department of Surgery including the Meds to Beds program, which delivers post-surgery medications to a patient’s bedside before discharge; same-day surgery consultation appointments; standardized pre-surgery materials; and a physician communication course, among others. He has also been instrumental in advancing the hospital’s expertise in caring for patients with a range of complex conditions while simultaneously becoming a leader in outcomes measurement and patient experience.
Hollier holds the S. Baron Hardy Endowed Chair in Plastic Surgery at Texas Children’s and serves as professor and chief of plastic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition, he is chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of Smile Train, an international children’s charity that provides free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care worldwide, and serves on the board of the Duke Global Health Institute. Hollier has authored more than 190 articles for scholarly and professional publications, written 37 book chapters and sits on the editorial board of numerous journals. His surgical specialties include craniofacial conditions, cleft lip and palate, and microsurgical hand repair.
Courtesy of Texas Children’s Hospital