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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.


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.


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.


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.


Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota becomes first pediatric hospital in U.S. to develop interoperability between infusion pumps and electronic medical records

First-of-its-kind medication management system increases patient safety and streamlines IV medication management

Minneapolis, Minn. – (May 8, 2013) – Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota announced it has successfully implemented a new automated system which is significantly reducing medication errors by wirelessly transmitting data between patients' infusion pumps and electronic medical records (EMR).

Children's partnered with medical technology company, CareFusion Corp., and EMR provider, Cerner, to create the new wireless system. Now, when a nurse scans barcodes on patients' wristbands, medications, and infusion pumps, this closed-loop medication administration system wirelessly transmits doctors' medication orders from patients' EMRs directly to their smart pump to pre-program infusions. Then, after a patient's nurse reviews and confirms the smart pump programming, medication is delivered intravenously to the patient.