Programs/Services

Lymphedema therapist now on staff

Cheryl Hansen, a 25-year employee with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, recently completed her certification to become a lymphedema therapist, making her the only one at Children’s and one of only a few in the state.

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New RBC transfusion indication codes

Effective February 2013, there will be new Transfusion Indication codes for Red Blood cells (RBC). These evidence based pediatric guidelines have been approved by the Transfusion Committee in collaboration with NICU, PICU, Heme-Onc, Surgery/Anesthesia, and CVCC.

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24/7, in-house coverage for all patients St Paul Children’s Clinic patients

The St. Paul Children’s Clinic and Children’s Hospital Medicine team are now working together to provide 24-hour, in-house coverage for all patients admitted to the St Paul Children’s Clinic service.The St. Paul campus coverage was expanded to enhance safety, meet growing patient needs and to support Children’s trainees, as part of an effort to build toward a 24/7/365 hospitalist service. 

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Children's ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery clinic

Pediatric ENT Associates became part of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and the clinic name changed to: Children’s ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery effective October 1. James Sidman, MD, Robert Tibesar, MD, Timothy Lander, MD, and the staff of Pediatric ENT Associates are now employees of Children’s. With the change, Children’s Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic will move on November 5 and become integrated within the ENT and facial plastic surgery clinic on the Children’s Minneapolis campus.

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Change to PACS system treatment of outside imaging studies

An ever-increasing number of imaging studies are performed at outside institutions and later imported into the Children's PACS system. Until now, Children’s has attached a report to these exams in the PACS system stating that the exam was performed at an outside institution, and that one should contact the outside institution for the report. As of October, however, Children’s will begin scanning radiology reports from the outside institution so that the report can be viewed as an image in the PACS system when viewing the exam. Many of these exams arrive with printed or electronic versions of the report. 

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