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.
KSTP-TV: Clearing up coronavirus misconceptions
As the number of coronavirus diagnoses rises, some people may wonder if they need to take extra precautions to protect themselves and their family from the virus. Patsy Stinchfield, senior director of infection prevention and control at Children’s Minnesota, spoke with KSTP about coronavirus and its common misconceptions.
WCCO-TV: Debunking myths about HPV vaccine
Studies show the human papilloma virus, or HPV, vaccine is extremely effective at preventing many types of cancers among children and young adults. Despite this fact, vaccination rates remain low. Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, appeared on WCCO to dispel common HPV vaccine myths.
Becker’s Hospital Review: Children’s Minnesota inks virtual care partnerships with 6 hospitals
At Children’s Minnesota, we believe specialized care should be available to all newborns, no matter where they are born. That’s why the organization launched a Neonatal Virtual Care partnership with six hospitals across Minnesota and Wisconsin to give physicians access to Children’s Minnesota’s Level IV neonatal expertise.
Medscape: Fewer kids hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis after quality-improvement initiative
Research is a key part of Children’s Minnesota’s commitment to improving children’s health. Dr. Kelly Bergmann from the emergency department at Children’s Minnesota and his team developed an evidence-based guideline to reduce certain hospitalizations for children with diabetes. Read more about their research in MedScape.
Star Tribune: Parise honored for 1,000th game
The Minnesota Wild held a pregame ceremony to honor winger Zach Parise for playing his 1,000th National Hockey League (NHL) game. During the celebration, a $5,000 donation was made to Children’s Minnesota, where Parise is a title sponsor of a private patient room. Parise was accompanied by his mother, wife and their three children.
SW News Media: Benefit for Madelyn Bendzick is March 7
Samantha Bendzick underwent surgery at Children’s Minnesota to repair her unborn daughter’s severe Spina Bifida. The surgeons successfully repaired Madelyn’s spine; however, she was born prematurely with a collapsed right lung. She spent her first three weeks attached to a ventilator and feeding tube. A benefit is planned to help the family cover her medical expenses.
Star Tribune: Children’s Minnesota announced Dave Lundal as CIO and Vice President of Information Technology Services
Dave Lundal was named chief information officer (CIO) and vice president of information technology services at Children’s Minnesota after nearly a year as acting CIO. As CIO, Lundal is responsible for the strategic direction and technical support of all information systems.