Meet Lesli Rossler – education coordinator dedicated to world-class care.
From Houston to Austin, outpatient education coordinator Lesli Rossler has helped shape Texas Children’s world-class care. Before moving to Austin in 2018 to help open Specialty Care, she managed outpatient clinics at Texas Children’s West Campus. When North Austin Campus opens, Lesli will be an educator for Sleep & Neurophysiology and continue serving our Austin Specialty Care clinics.
Lesli started her career journey at Texas Children’s in 1995, working in pediatric radiology as a late shift nurse before becoming an education liaison and eventually nursing coordinator. Then she became a manager for the GI & Nutrition, Liver and Eating Disorder Clinics for three years where she said, “I loved this group of clinicians and providers.” Then Lesli transferred to our Health Center in The Woodlands before leaving to be a school nurse at her daughter’s elementary school.
As West Campus was under construction, she decided she was ready to come back, where she managed ambulatory clinics before realizing her true calling was education.
What are you most excited about as we open Texas Children’s North Austin Campus?
The opportunity to offer our world-class care to the huge population of Central Texas that, up until now, had little knowledge of what we provide is what’s so special to me. I was shocked at the limited choices here in Austin for pediatric and women’s care, compared to all of the options in Houston. Opening Specialty Care Austin has been gratifying, the patients and families we see are so thankful for the care they receive.
What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Make sure to maintain work-life balance. Do your best for your patients and peers while you’re at work, but taking care of yourself and your family comes first. If you do not take care of yourself, you will not be able to take care of anyone else. Work to live, don’t live to work. Happy employees = happy patients!
What makes Austin a great place to live and work?
When I found out the plans for our Austin expansion, I was thrilled! In 2003, my husband and I purchased land in the Hill Country. Our dream was to move out here, and we were able to make it happen sooner with Texas Children’s opportunities popping up in Austin. We love live music. The balance of nature and city is what attracts me to this part of Texas. Whether floating the river, hanging on the lake or going for a hike, the Texas Hill Country is the best place to live.
Why have you stayed with Texas Children’s all these years?
Because of the culture. I am proud to work for a hospital that invests in its employees and strives to provide the best care possible. I have been able to grow and learn tremendously. I have met some outstanding leaders. Everyone has the opportunity to be a leader in any role.
Opening in February 2024, the $485 million North Austin Campus will feature a 170,000-square-foot outpatient facility – connecting patients to numerous Texas Children’s subspecialties including cardiology, oncology, neurology, pulmonary medicine, GI, rheumatology, fetal care, dialysis, urology and more. Texas Children’s Specialty Care Austin on Mopac will continue to house pediatric specialists across a wide spectrum of service lines. Explore opportunities at TexasChildrensPeople.org if you see yourself making a difference in Austin!