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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota leaders recognized in three separate honors

Laurel Edinburgh named Minnesota Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year; Maria Christu and Jeff Weness receive business industry recognition

Minneapolis, Minn. – (May 30, 2013) – Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today announced that three of its leaders have been recognized by professional organizations and business publications for their leadership and professional contributions.

Laurel Edinburgh, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Children's, was named Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) of the Year for 2013 by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Each year, the award is given to one Minnesota PNP who best exemplifies the mission of NAPNAP, which is to promote optimal health for children through leadership, practice, advocacy, education and research. Laurel was honored at the Minnesota chapter's NAPNAP May 9 annual meeting.

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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota names Dave Overman president and chief operating officer

Minneapolis, Minn. – (May 28, 2013) – Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today announced the promotion of Dave Overman to president and chief operating officer. Overman adds president to his title after serving in the role of chief operating officer since 2008. Prior president Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, will continue to serve as Children's chief executive officer with a focus on long-term strategy, philanthropy, government relations and board relationships.

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Leaders from across the region join Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s new Foundation board and commit to ensuring kids’ health remains top priority

Michael Ciresi appointed Foundation board chair;
Gregory Goven named Foundation board vice chair

Minneapolis, Minn. – (May 13, 2013) – Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today announced the formation of a standalone Children's Foundation board. The new Foundation board will focus on ensuring that Children's continues to excel at delivering its critically important mission: championing and improving the health of all children and their families by providing innovative, high-quality and family-centered pediatric services.

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Award-winning chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern visits Children's

On Tuesday, May 21, Children's welcomed celebrity chef, author and the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern to its Minneapolis hospital campus. The special visit was part of a broader partnership between Zimmern and Children's, focused on inspiring healthy eating for kids. Since February, Zimmern has been sharing a family-friendly recipe every other Wednesday on the Kids' Health Blog.

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Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and HealthPartners open shared clinic and first urgent care in Hugo

MINNEAPOLIS– May 15, 2013 – Busy parents, active kids and people of all ages in Hugo will soon have a convenient new option for health care. The Hugo Clinic, which opens to patients May 20, will bring top pediatric and family care to the Hugo community.

The new, 12,300-square-foot facility will house a HealthPartners family medicine clinic – including primary care doctors and a chiropractor – a night and weekend urgent care, and will also be the new home of Northeast Pediatric Clinic, previously located in Vadnais Heights and part of Children's of Minnesota. Northeast Pediatrics and HealthPartners will share space and clinical support services including an on-site lab and X-ray. The clinic is located on 14701 Victor Hugo Blvd. N., off of Main Street, near Festival Foods.

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