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Children’s Minnesota names Marc Gorelick, MD, as next chief executive officer

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. – (Nov. 13, 2017) – Children’s Minnesota (Children’s) is pleased to announce Marc Gorelick, MD, as its new chief executive officer (CEO). This news comes on the heels of current Children’s CEO Bob Bonar’s announcement that he intends to retire on Dec. 8, 2017. Since joining Children’s in 2014, Bonar has championed a more collaborative system of care for children and families in our region – to improve access, quality and value – and has been focused on bridging relationships with health systems sharing this same spirit.

“We are grateful for Bob’s leadership and many contributions during his time at Children’s and we wish him all the best in his retirement,” says Hayes Batson, Children’s Board of Directors board chair. “We have the utmost confidence that Marc and the executive leadership team will carry forward the strong foundation Bob has established, and advance the strategic goals of the organization.”

Dr. Gorelick brings invaluable perspective as a clinician and an administrator to the CEO role, with more than 25 years of experience in pediatric emergency medicine, education and research, hospital operations and health care leadership. Gorelick joined Children’s earlier this year as president and chief operating officer and has quickly identified the strengths and opportunities for the organization, as well as built strong relationships across Children’s and the pediatric community.

“Marc is a physician whose ability to manage a complex organization like Children’s is matched only by his deep compassion for patients and their families,” says Batson. “He is exactly the right person to pick up where Bob left off in pursuing the strategic goals of the system.”

Dr. Gorelick will officially begin his new role on Dec. 9, 2017.

About Children’s Minnesota
Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota’s only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit

Hayley Sitz