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Why join? Cook Children’s Physician Network attracts and retains highly skilled physicians from around the United States and the world.

The management philosophy and organizational culture allow physicians to focus on patient care, while expanding their medical knowledge.

Cook Children’s Physician Network is unique because it is promise driven, financially sound and one of the largest pediatric networks in the country.

"Everyone just works together and they all do it for the kids." - Richard Roberts, M.D., Neurosurgeon

Our physicians have achieved national recognition for their Neurosciences deep brain stimulation program, and our organization was ranked by U.S.News and World Report for America’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2009.

Cook Children’s Physician Network is not-for-profit and managed by a physician board of trustees. Physician input is invaluable to our success. For this reason, our physicians are found on multiple boards throughout Cook Children’s integrated system.

Physicians benefit from Cook Children’s negotiations with insurers to promote fair reimbursement for care, as well as compensation plans to help maximize physician income. Cook Children’s Physician Network provides support for real estate management, purchasing and benefits. It also handles management services for clinical and administrative office staff. With this organizational design, physicians can better focus on what they do best – providing quality care for children.

Our physicians receive highly competitive earnings for those dedicated to clinical care and productivity. Opportunities for research and teaching also exist.

Cook Children’s Physician Network gives doctors the opportunity to collaborate, the freedom to practice medicine and organizational support and security. By joining our team, you can help fulfill our promise to improve the health of every child in our region.

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Physician Network employee benefits opportunities

On our team, everyone counts!

At Cook Children's, quality patient care through trained staff is one of our organization's core values. We appreciate your talent and the rewards awaiting you at Cook Children's include a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and professional growth opportunities.

Comprehensive Health Care Plan

Cook Children’s offers three comprehensive health care plans, available to all full and half-time employees.

Dental Insurance

We offer full and half-time employees a choice between a comprehensive PPO plan and a dental HMO plan. Both plans offer orthodontia coverage.

Basic Life and Accidental Death Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

For full-time employees, two times your annual base salary up to $500,000 is provided by Cook Children’s Health Care System.

Additional, Dependant and Spouse Life Insurance

In addition to the basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Cook Children’s, there are a variety of individual life insurance options that can be purchased by full and half-time employees through payroll deductions, up to the maximum amounts in the table below.

Maximum Amount

Additional Life

4 times your salary or $750,000

Spouse Life


Child Life


Long-Term Disability

Full and half-time employees have the option of purchasing LTD coverage. Premiums are based on salary and the coverage is 60% of the employee’s base salary, with a maximum benefit of $10,000 a month.

Short-Term Disability

Full and half-time employees may purchase short-term disability coverage in the amount of 60% of their base rate of pay. These benefits begin 45 days after the date of disability and the maximum benefit available is $1,000 per week for a maximum of 20 weeks.

Retirement Plan

Employees are eligible to make pre-tax contributions to the Cook Children’s 403(b) plan and will receive corresponding matching funds in the Cook Children’s 401(a). Matching contributions will be based on your contribution level to the 403(b) and your years of service (see chart below).

Completed Years

of Service

If you put in at least

this percentage

Employer will match up to this percentage

of salary contributed

Less than 5 years



5 to 6 years



6 to 11 years



Over 11 years



Physicians can also save additional retirement monies in the Cook Children’s 457(b) plan.

Miscellaneous Benefits

CCHCS offers a wide variety of other benefits including tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, adoption assistance, pre-paid legal services, concierge service, discount tickets and vendor discounts including AT&T discounts, Dell computer purchase programs and public transportation discounts.

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