Monthly Archives: June 2012

Thank You, Volunteer Trainers!

Can you believe that we’ve had over 140 new volunteers joining us here at Children’s Hospital over the past couple of months!?!

New volunteer badges, all ready to go!

Our summer volunteer program for students is well underway. The final orientation session has taken place, and all of our volunteer training sessions will soon be complete. Thanks to our rockstar volunteer trainers, new volunteers have been ‘learning the ropes’ and will be confident regulars in no time!

Each new volunteer spends time with an experienced volunteer before beginning their regular weekly volunteer shift. This ‘training shift’ gives new volunteers the opportunity to ask questions, learn their way around the hospital, and become familiar with their new volunteer role!

Trainer Eric Gustafson with trainees Vanessa Samuelson and Emily Holdahl. Eric has trained a total of 12 new volunteers in the past month! WOW!

Thank you to our awesome volunteer trainers for passing along your knowledge and passion for Children’s Hospital! You’re amazing!

‘Code Orange’! Help the E.D. deal with a mock surge!

Help the E.D. deal with a surge intake by acting as a mock patient!

You will be given a ‘patient profile’ and go through the entire Emergency Department process, helping the
E.D. deal with preparedness in a large volume emergency/disastrous situation!
(i.e. check-in, register, room, etc!)

Bring friends or family members (do NOT need to be a current Children’s volunteer!)
Wednesday 7/11/2012, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Drinks and snacks provided at the end!

Need more info. or want to sign-up?
Contact Ingrid Arnold
[email protected] or (612) 813-6170

Pediatric Grand Rounds: June 2012

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:

2525 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis:  video conference shown in Medical Education Room B-870

St. Paul Campus:

255 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul:  live presentation in the John Nasseff Conference Center

June 2012 Sessions:

6/7: “Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy”

Presented by Andrea Hayes Jordan, MD, Director of Pediatric Surgical Oncology, Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

6/14: “Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care”

(Presented Live: Education Center, Minneapolis Campus)

Presented by John J. Nance, JD, internationally-known speaker, consultant and author, Roche Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington

John J. Nance, acclaimed author and speaker, is an expert in both aviation and healthcare, and will be presenting at Children's-Minneapolis on June 14th.

7/21: “Morbidity & Mortality Conference”

Presented by Gigi Chawla, MD, Pediatrician, St. Paul Children’s Clinic, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

6/28: “Craniosynostosis and Plagiocephaly: Current Management”

Presented by Robert Tibesar, MD, Pediatric ENT Associates, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minnesota Lion’s Children’s Hearing and ENT Clinic