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Meet Michele Boettiger – inspiring her NICU team to grow.

Assistant Clinical Director at Texas Children’s Hospital – North Austin NICU, Michele Boettiger, looks forward to collaborating with a multidisciplinary group of highly educated and talented NICU nurses and care providers who will be the perfect partner for the families who need extra-special care for their newborns.  

Why did you choose Texas Children’s?
As a graduate nurse, I was honored to start my career at Texas Children’s. Magnet designation, developmental resources and research opportunities all aligned with my long-term career goals. But the real reason I wanted to be part of the Texas Children’s family is our mission to provide compassionate, quality care to ALL patients and families.

What is your leadership statement?
Lead with integrity to optimize outcomes with a focus on quality, safety and innovation. Nurture compassion, respect and inclusiveness as inspiration for all to strive for meaningful productivity and purpose.

What does Texas Children’s growing presence mean in Austin?
Austin deserves world-class service and care. My team has cared for patients from all over the world. As Texas Children’s brings that unparalleled care to the Austin area, with our newest campus opening in early 2024, many lives will benefit.

What makes Austin a great place to live and work?
Austin is a friendly place with a pleasant vibe. The smiles are contagious! I love the outdoor activities that are available in Austin. My family likes to take long walks with our dogs. Sunsets are gorgeous in the Hill Country.

What makes your team extraordinary?
Our talented nursing team has an average of 11 years of experience across seven different states, including Hawaii. As the NICU team grows, the Texas Children’s legacy will strengthen. Together, we will provide the best care possible for tiny patients who are the future leaders of Texas!

Ranked #3 in Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report, Texas Children’s NICUs care for more than 1,800 infants each year, making us one of the largest and most experienced programs in the country. Texas Children’s Hospital – North Austin will offer the community a Level IV NICU, designated as the most advanced level of care available for premature and critically-ill newborns. Only two other Austin area hospitals are Level IV-designated.

The possibilities for you to make a difference at Texas Children’s are endless! We invite you to come and grow with Texas Children’s in Austin. Search for opportunities at Or find your role in Houston at