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Children’s “Rising Stars” recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 79 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2017 “Rising Stars.” This is the third edition of the Top Doctors Rising Stars list, which highlights outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice for approximately 10 years or less. This year’s list includes 383 doctors in 43 specialties, who were selected after a peer-nomination process. Candidates were evaluated on myriad factors, including (but not limited to) professional achievement, review by an expert physician panel, extensive research and disciplinary history. Only doctors who received the highest total points from the surveys, research and blue-ribbon panel were selected to this list.

Children’s Minnesota partnership with Life is Good Kids Foundation benefits staff and patients

A partnership between Children’s Minnesota and the Life Is Good Kids Foundation has contributed to the training of nearly 80 Children’s staff members to be “playmakers.”

Children’s Hospitals Today recognizes Children’s Minnesota’s record safety milestone

Patsy Stinchfield discussed the Children's Minnesota St. Paul PICU's record 2,570 days without a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI).

Children’s Minnesota experts discuss the importance of Medicaid

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics, and Kelly Wolfe, public policy director, discussed the importance of Medicaid.

Children’s Minnesota terminates contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. – (March 8, 2017) – Children’s Minnesota announced today that it is ending its contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus (Blue Cross). The result of the termination is that Children’s will become an out-of-network provider for all Blue Cross health plans. This change will be effective as early as July 5, 2017, or if Blue Cross chooses to extend the current contract, December 31, 2017.

Children’s Minnesota CEO weighs in on efficiency in health care

Bob Bonar, CEO of Children's Minnesota shared insights on the health care industry and how he recommends improving efficiency and patient outcomes.

Patsy Stinchfield discusses potential for third MMR booster shot

Patsy Stinchfield, director of infection prevention and control, discussed the possibility of adding a third MMR booster shot.

Dr. Marcelo Vargas discusses growing newborn disorder list

Dr. Marcelo Vargas, genomic medicine pediatrician, discussed updates to the newborn screening, which will soon be testing for 60 different conditions with one blood test.

What parents should know about newborn screenings

Dr. Marcelo Vargas and genetic counselor Catherine Long talked about the importance of genomic medicine.

Children’s Minnesota Foundation Announces New Board Members

Children's Minnesota announces new members to its Foundation board, which is dedicated to raising funds to advance pediatric health care.