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Learn more about our Austin expansion

New North hospital now open

Laura Guerrero, Emergency Center nurse manager, Texas Children’s Hospital – North Austin
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Texas Children’s Hospital

Meet Laura Guerrero – inspired by Texas Children’s culture.

Emergency Center nurse manager Laura Guerrero first experienced the culture at Texas Children’s in 2015. She had the opportunity to visit the main campus several times for patient transfer and education while working at St. Luke’s in Houston.

“The staff’s happiness always struck me; it was almost surreal.”

Laura found the diversity within leadership impressive and noticed how Texas Children’s is very nurse-driven.

When Laura learned that Texas Children’s planned to open a hospital in Austin, she was eager to apply, with encouragement from her sister. With 10 years of experience as an emergency nurse in various roles including preceptor, charge nurse and house supervisor, she was offered an Emergency Center nurse manager position.

When Texas Children’s Hospital – North Austin opens in February 2024, Laura looks forward to collaborating with a talented team of providers to care for the patients and families who come to us in their greatest time of need.

What are you most excited about as we open North Austin Campus?

It’s inspiring to see an organization that values its employees as much as its patients and their families. I look forward to embarking on this new chapter with my team and creating a positive future for nursing and health care.

What’s your leadership definition?

Influential leaders inspire individuals to work together toward a shared objective by cultivating a supportive, collaborative environment that promotes empowerment, fairness and accountability. They prioritize the growth and development of others by offering mentorship and creating opportunities for learning and advancement, ensuring everyone can reach their full potential.

What makes Austin a great place to live and work?

I was born and raised in Austin. I left for two years and came right back. Austin is the place to be if you like Texas football, music, movies, hiking, festivals and food. A restaurant I hold dear is Dirty Martin’s Place off Guadalupe. I have frequented this restaurant since I was a kid; the burgers are amazing!

Why did you choose to pursue nursing as a career?

I have a deep desire to help people. As my career progressed, I realized I wanted to care for patients and our nursing staff. As a nurse manager, I can do precisely that. I strive to ensure my team knows I am here to support them.

North Austin’s 13-bed pediatric emergency center staff will include board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians, nurses and advanced practice providers. It will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with two trauma resuscitation rooms and a dedicated sexual assault examination room.

Join Laura and our One Amazing Team at Texas Children’s – find your career calling at TexasChildrensPeople.org.