“I'm so proud of her carrying on what I loved to do," Gayle explains. “I know she will do a good job because she cares about the babies and their families."
Andrew Blevins, supervisor, Rehab Services, LBJ Hospital, who also oversees the newborn hearing program, believes the seamless transition of Gayle to Aladrian is great for the care of patients.
“When Gayle announced her retirement, I was excited Aladrian expressed interest filling the position," he says. “The transition has been seamless and Aladrian continues the great work her mother performed in the past. Aladrian is just as compassionate about her job as we have seen from Gayle, and we are honored she continues to serve our patients well."
The mother-daughter duo share more in common than just working for Harris Health. Each began their careers as volunteers before finding entry-level jobs that gave them opportunities for job development and advancement. Aladrian has been at Harris Health for eight years, while Gayle began her career at Jefferson Davis Hospital before moving to LBJ Hospital. The Hawkins family connection to Harris Health also includes stints by Aladrian's father and grandmother who also worked at the system.