Monthly Archives: February 2011

Pediatric Grand Rounds: February

Grand rounds:  Meetings at which physicians discuss the clinical case of one or more patients. Grand rounds originated as part of residency training, wherein new information was taught and clinical reasoning skills were enhanced. Grand rounds today are an integral component of medical education. They present clinical problems in medicine by focusing on current or interesting cases (

Pediatric Grand Rounds at Children’s are open to all interested volunteers!  Grand Rounds are held each Thursday from 8-9 am at the following locations:

Minneapolis Campus:

Children’s Specialty Center, Room 506

2530 Chicago Ave. S.

St. Paul Campus:

John Nasseth Medical Center

Conference Room

255 N. Smith Ave.

Remaining February sessions:

2/10:  “Sexual Abuse:  A Medical & Legal Update”

Presenter:  Rich Kaplan, MD, Medical Director, The Center for Safe & Healthy Children

2/17:  “Clinicopathologic Conference”

Presenter:  Krista Hagen, MD, Southdale Pediatric Associates

2/24:  “Operative Fetoscopy:  Current Usage & Future Direction”

Presenters:  Brad Feltis, MD, Pediatric Surgical Associates & William A. Block, Jr. MD, Minnesota Perinatal Physicians

Please feel free to attend if you’re able…no pre-registration is required!  For more information, please contact the Children’s Medical Education Office at (651) 220-6131.  We will continue to post future educational opportunities for volunteers on this site!

Art Box Assembly Party!

MIA logo

Love “digging in” to a project and seeing concrete results for your efforts? Join us next Wednesday, February 16, from 9:30-11:30 am to assemble art supplies for “Art Out of the Box,” art kits donated by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts!   (We’ll be meeting in the Minneapolis Volunteer Services office at 9:15 am.)

Members of the Child Life and Volunteer Services staff will be participating, and treats will be provided!  If interested, please contact Minneapolis Volunteer Services at (612) 813-6200.   THANK YOU!

EMPOWER Scholarship Opportunity!

Going into a rehabilitation/health care career & looking for extra dollars to finance your education?  We encourage you to apply for this year’s EMPOWER (Encourage Minority Participation in Occupations with Emphasis on Rehabilitation) Scholarship, sponsored by the Courage Center.  Recipients of this scholarship will receive $1500.00 toward their higher education in health care. 

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicants must be ethnically diverse students accepted to or enrolled in a higher learning institution.
  • Applicants must be a Minnesota or western Wisconsin (St. Croix, Pierce, Polk, or Burnett counties) resident.
  • Volunteer involvement in the community is required.  Applicants must have demonstrated interest in a medical or rehabilitation field by having volunteer involvement in a health care environment.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required.
  • The application can be found on the web at  Click on “Volunteer,” then click on “EMPOWER Scholarship.”
  • Applicants should also demonstrate financial need.

Please contact Aurea Patterson in Volunteer Services at the Courage Center with any additional questions: 

(763) 520-0214

[email protected]

New VicNet Feature

Wish you could view your volunteer schedule from home, late at night?  Did you start college and get a new e-mail address? Do you need a printout of your hours to turn in for school credit? Do all this (and much more!) by accessing your VicNet from Children’s Volunteer Services website.

One of our newest VicNet features allows volunteers to upload a profile picture of themselves.  We have provided a print screen (below) to help you see where to update your profile information and upload a picture.


Please feel free to contact our offices with any questions!

St. Paul Construction Tours

The St. Paul Volunteer Services department has arranged 3 tours for volunteers to preview the new hospital construction, and we invite any interested volunteers to join us!  Space is limited, so please contact Volunteer Services at [email protected] to RSVP which date you can attend.

Thursday, February 24th:  4-5 pm

Monday, February 28th:  10-11 am

Tuesday, March 1st:  1-2 pm

*Note:  Please meet in the Volunteer Services office 15 minutes prior to the beginning of your tour.

St. Paul Construction Renderings Check out our website for more information on Children’s campus development!

Volunteer Orientation: February 1, 2011

We had a great volunteer orientation last night.  Welcome to the team!

2010.02.01 Orientation

Attendees: Stephanie Burns, Danielle Coffel, William Jolitz, Halley Klemm, Maureen Lauer, Yana Maloylo, Kristine Meshak, Fatima Mohamed, Alyssa Morris, Megan Pint, Megan Pryor, Antoinette Simms, Sarah Tanvir, Danielle Uliano, Kayla Van Wyk, Maixiong Vang,  & Fred Yeboah.