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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 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.

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.

Children’s Minnesota Appoints Four New Members to Hospital Board of Directors

Children's Minnesota announced appointment of new Hospital board of directors dedicated to improving pediatric health care for families throughout Minnesota and beyond.

Lincoln’s love for hockey helped him through his cancer treatment

Lincoln shared his story with Fox Sports North, discussing how his love of hockey helped him fight his cancer head on.

Dr. Robyn Reed weighs in on heart health for athletes

Dr. Robyn Reed, pathologist, describes what hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is and how the heart can change based on the condition.

Children’s Minnesota experts share their thoughts on difficult end-of-life discussions

Dr. Kris Catrine, a Pain and Palliative Care Consultant, and Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine discussed end-of-life care for children.