The GER Program provides families with the following:
Education for parents regarding:
Follow-up phone calls to:
Primary physicians will be consulted for medication as necessary and parents directed to continue routine follow-up for weight checks and dose adjustments as therapy is warranted.
Please direct questions to Pam Stading, patient care manager, at (612) 813-6434 (x56434) or the Children's - Minneapolis apnea program at (612) 813-5831 (x55831).
The recent addition of Jason Alexander, MD (vascular surgery) to the clinic has allowed for simultaneous medical and surgical evaluations of these sometimes complex patients. This has allowed the program to improve its care of children with rare vascular malformations such as lymphangiomatosis and capillary lymphatico-venous malformations.
Report on experience with oral propranolol
The Vascular Anomalies Center recently reported its experience at the annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
For more information on the Vascular Anomalies Center at Children’s, call Children’s Physician Access at (866) 755-212.
This program is a response to requests by allergists to develop a program that will allow testing by the Hospitalist group for these children who, due to risk of anaphylaxis, must be observed for long periods of time. The testing is currently being conducted in Children’s Short Stay Unit by the individual allergists.
For more information on this program, including allergists wishing to take part in the program, please contact
, medical director of Children’s hospitalist program.
Allergists involved in the program:
Thomas Helm, MD
Allergy and Asthma Care
Nancy Ott, MD
Southdale Pediatric Associates
Naveen Sikka, MD
St. Paul Allergy & Asthma
Allan Stillerman, MD
Allergy & Asthma Specialists
Michael Wexler, MD
Advancements in Allergy and Asthma
The partnership helps meet the growing and evolving medical needs of patients and families throughout Central Minnesota by improving access to high quality, family-centered care for kids fighting cancer and blood disorders. It formalizes a 10-year relationship between St. Cloud Hospital and Children’s and allows both organizations to builds upon the success of a collaborative care model. Already the new partnership has helped St. Cloud Hospital form a Pediatric Sedation Program this past spring, and talks are underway to expand the relationship into neurosciences within the next year.