The latest Children’s Minnesota stories in the news and press releases from across our hospitals and clinics.

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COVID-19 vaccine statement by infectious disease experts from Minnesota and Wisconsin

Children’s Minnesota has released a statement on behalf of nearly 100 infectious disease clinicians and researchers from Minnesota and Wisconsin, writing to share our perspective on COVID-19 vaccination.

Dr. Goepferd shares the importance of normalizing pronouns in clinical practice

Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, Children’s Minnesota’s chief education officer, medical director of the Gender Health Program, presented “Support Without Steering: Gender Identity in Pediatric Populations” to the internal medicine pediatrics clinicians at Park Nicollet in Maple Grove, Minn. on Oct. 14, 2020. The information shared focused on supporting gender diverse kids and adolescents, and included tips to make patients feel comfortable during appointments. Dr. Goepferd also shared how she supports the parents and caregivers of her patients.

Children’s Minnesota earns national recognition for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation

Children’s Minnesota earned platinum level recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation.

Children’s Minnesota launches anti-vaping campaign, warns of public health risk

The campaign includes a partnership with a TikTok influencer and other strategies to educate teens, parents and health care professionals about the dangers of vaping.

St. Paul update from Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, like most pediatric healthcare systems, Children’s Minnesota adjusted to lower volumes. One of the larger changes we made was to temporarily suspending some services on our St. Paul hospital campus. As we’ve seen our volumes return, we’ve fully opened our St. Paul campus.

Children’s Minnesota senior research coordinator presents and recognized nationally for study on gender diverse youth

Brianna McMichael, MSN, MPH, CCRP, senior clinical research coordinator with Children's Minnesota Research Institute presented at American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) 2020 Virtual National Conference & Exhibition.

Children’s Minnesota receives National Committee for Quality Assurance Accreditation for credentialing services

The NCQA Credentialing Accreditation demonstrates the quality of our credentialing program to employers, regulatory agencies, health plans and managed behavioral healthcare organizations.

Children’s Minnesota introduces new neonatologists

Children’s Minnesota is excited to introduce 4 new neonatologists that started at Children’s Minnesota this summer. Our growing team now has over 20 neonatologists with strong expertise in critical newborn care, extreme prematurity, complex surgery, ECMO capability and NICU follow up clinic to continue care of former NICU patients.

Children’s Minnesota ENT and Facial Plastic Program Welcomes Two New Physicians

The Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) and Facial Plastic Surgery Program at Children’s Minnesota is proud and excited to announce the additions of Asitha Jayawardena, MD and Andrew Redmann, MD. These amazing and talented surgeon-clinician scientists provide increased breadth and depth to our already nationally recognized program for the care and research of children with disorders of the ears, nose, and throat.

Children’s Minnesota nurse appointed to the Minnesota Board of Nursing

Children’s Minnesota RN, Latasha Lee, was appointed to the Minnesota Board of Nursing by Governor Tim Walz.