In honor of her dedicated service to Texas Children’s Pediatrics (TCP) and long-held commitment to foster access to quality care and education, Texas Children’s is renaming the Community Care Center at Corinthian Pointe for retired physician Dr. Cheryl Hardin.
President and CEO Mark A. Wallace unveiled the new Dr. Cheryl L. Hardin Community Care Center at TCP Corinthian Pointe in a surprise announcement at Hardin’s retirement celebration, where he also presented her with a commemorative plaque.
“Dr. Hardin left a remarkable impression on her many patients around the Houston community. Because of her dedication, her legacy will certainly live on through the lives she touched during her time at Texas Children’s,” Mr. Wallace said. “While Dr. Hardin will be tremendously missed, we are all excited to see her enter this new season of life, and remain grateful for the impact she made throughout the organization.”
Hardin initially joined TCP through her residency with Baylor College of Medicine in 1990, ultimately serving in various roles across a 16-year career. Most recently, she was a pediatrician at the Corinthian Pointe community care clinic, where she had a special affinity for specialty care areas that included allergies, breastfeeding, safety and health and wellness. Corinthian Pointe is a community-based collaborative health and wellness center that provides an accessible medical home to children and families.
Hardin has seen more than 47,000 patients since April 2008, and has also served on the TCP/Texas Children’s Urgent Care Board of Directors for seven years. She received a resolution of gratitude for excellent service on the board.
“Dr. Hardin has been a devoted advocate for the needs of our patients and the community, and her selfless spirit will be truly missed,” said Daniel Gollins, President of Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Urgent Care. “The entire Texas Children’s Pediatrics family is inspired by Dr. Hardin’s legacy and grateful for her contributions to improving access to quality health care for all.”
As the medical director of Reach Out and Read Texas and contributor to numerous organizations, Hardin is deeply involved in furthering the advancement of health care access to medically underserved populations.
Her memberships include the National Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and the Neighborhood Centers Head Start Health Advisory. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Mary Susan Moore Medical Society, Texas Pediatric Society and Association of Clinicians for the Underserved.
In November 2009, Hardin became the third recipient from Texas Children’s of the KHOU-TV/Cadillac Texas Spirit Award for her outstanding patient care and service at TCP Corinthian Pointe – an honor she shares with Mr. Wallace.
Hardin earned her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and holds an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her residency at Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine.
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