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Minnesota Wild Announces Partnership With Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Including Title Sponsorship of Wild Kids Club

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a multi-year partnership agreement with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, including the title sponsorship of the Wild Kids Club. Parents can enroll their children now at http://www.wild.com/kidsclub.

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New report from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota explores the health impact of bullying on children

Report calls attention to sick and special needs kids who are particularly vulnerable to attack and explores the developmental consequences of bullying

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – (July 1, 2013) – In an effort to draw greater attention to the health and developmental impacts bullying has on children, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today released a report called, "Understanding the Threat of Bullying." The report examines bullying as a public health threat from a medical provider perspective.

"Any child is susceptible to bullying but, based on our experience, we also know that children who are sick or have special needs are even more vulnerable to bullying-related behavior and may suffer a setback in their health or development as a result," said Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, CEO of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. "Our clinical perspective drives us to dig deeper into what this dynamic means for kids and to explore how we as a medical community can help children navigate this threat."

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Children's ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery expands staff, opens St. Paul clinic

Dr. Barbara N. Malone newest member of growing pediatric ENT team

Minneapolis, Minn. – (June 6, 2013) – Barbara N. Malone, MD, has joined Children's ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery, a part of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. She will be practicing at both Children's – Minneapolis and Children's – St. Paul, where Children's has opened a new full service ENT clinic. Dr. Malone is highly regarded in the regional medical community for her expertise and long standing commitment to the care of children with disorders of the head and neck.

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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota ranked top pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Children's ranked in neonatology, cardiology & heart surgery, and pulmonology as part of 2013-2014 Best Children's Hospitals

Minneapolis, Minn. – (June 11, 2013) – Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has been honored by U.S. News & World Report as a 2013-2014 Best Children's Hospital. Children's has been ranked on the list every year since the program's inception in 2007.

For the sixth year in a row, Children's was ranked in neonatology. Children's has the largest high-risk neonatal referral center in the region, with some of the best outcomes in the country for these young and fragile patients. With the addition of The Mother Baby Center on its Minneapolis hospital campus earlier this year, Children's looks to continue to lead the region in this specialty for years to come. Children's neonatology has been on the list since U.S. News began ranking hospitals by specialty areas in 2008.

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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota receives American College of Surgeons verification as Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

First pediatric-only hospital in Minnesota to be recognized by a national body for having highest level of expertise in treating critically injured children

Minneapolis, Minn. – (June 3, 2013) – Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has received verification by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and designation from the State of Minnesota Department of Health as a Level I pediatric trauma center at its Minneapolis campus, the highest verification offered by the ACS Committee on Trauma. It is the first pediatric-only hospital in the state to receive this recognition for having the highest level of expertise in treating critically injured children.

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