Children’s Minnesota experts in the news

Children’s Minnesota experts were featured in a variety of news segments across broadcast, print and online media. The below are highlights of coverage. Read or watch the following to get the latest insights from our experts.

CNN: CDC advisers concerned about lack of basic information about new Coronavirus

As the outbreak of 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) spreads across China, experts continue to research the virus, including, how it is spreading, in efforts to contain it. Patsy Stinchfield, APRN, CNP, senior director of infection prevention at Children’s Minnesota, spoke about efforts to better understand the virus.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: ‘The world is shifting,’ health care CEOs say. Here’s how they’re coping

Dr. Marc Gorelick, Children’s Minnesota president and CEO, participated in a panel discussion to address what the future may bring to the health care industry in 2020. The event was attended by more than 400 guests from the local health care and business communities.

KARE 11-TV: MN child dies of pertussis, health officials urge vaccinations

The Minnesota Department of Health urged parents to get their children vaccinated following the death of an infant who developed pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Patsy Stinchfield explained why families should follow the immunization schedule set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WCCO-TV: Health issues to be addressed in 2020 legislative session

Many issues regarding youth health and well-being may be debated during the 2020 Minnesota legislative session. These issues range from tobacco and vaping to closing the state’s achievement gap. Kelly Wolfe, director of public affairs and advocacy at Children’s Minnesota, discussed the importance of these legislative measures.

FOX 9-TV: St. Paul K-9, Havoc, celebrates retirement with party at Children’s Minnesota

After eight years, St. Paul Police Department K-9, Havoc, retired. To wish him well in retirement, Children’s Minnesota threw Havoc a party where patients and families could say goodbye. Over the years, Havoc and his partner, officer Jay Curiel, met more than 800 patients.

Mpls/St. Paul Magazine: Meet our 2019 Outstanding Nurses

Martha Dugan, APRN, CNP, neonatal nurse practitioner, was named the Lifetime Achievement winner in the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine “Outstanding Nurses” Awards. Martha has been influential in shaping the nurse practitioner (NP) role at Children’s Minnesota and in advancing the profession for NPs everywhere.

Minnesota Parent: Ask the Pediatrician: Your little foodie

Children can be picky eaters. Dr. Chawla shared strategies to help foster healthy eating habits at a young age. She described how protein can come from a variety of sources, besides meat. She also explained the importance of exploring new foods together and including children in the process of buying and preparing meals.

Kaitlyn Kamleiter