Photos by Dwight C. Andrews/ Office of Communications

Faculty and staff of the Pediatric Surgery Department gathered in the Fifth Floor Gallery August 19 for a state of the department meeting in which everyone was encouraged to take ownership of all the great work the department is doing. Department Chair Dr. Kevin Lally reminded all in attendance that their job every day is “to improve the life of a child.” Successful patient outcome stories were presented by physicians from each division of the department during the meeting, which also included snacks and door prizes. The department also kicked off “30 Days to Change,” an initiative that encourages employees to exercise and live a healthier lifestyle. Every 30 days the department will have a different health challenge for participants in the voluntary program.