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Dr. Michael Richards receives 2021 St. Baldrick’s Foundation Infrastructure Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Richards for being awarded a $50,000 infrastructure grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants. The grant will support the Cancer and Blood Disorders program at Children’s Minnesota in offering clinical trials for state-of-the-art pediatric cancer therapies.

Community Connect recognized by The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente

We are pleased to announce that the Community Connect program at Children’s Minnesota has been selected as a Top Finalist for the inaugural Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity by The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente.

Dave Lundal among finalists for CIO of the Year Orbie Awards

Congratulations to Dave Lundal, vice president and chief information officer of Children’s Minnesota, for being selected as one of the finalists for the Twin Cities CIO of the Year Orbie Awards 2021!

Dr. Gigi Chawla featured in Metro Doctors, shares her best practices for physicians finding and using their authentic voice

Dr. Gigi Chawla, MD, MHA, vice president and chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota and medical director of Reach Out and Read Minnesota, was featured in the fall 2021 issue of Metro Doctors titled, “Advocacy beyond the clinic.”

Children’s Minnesota President and CEO among national leaders calling for action to stop the spread of COVID-19 as school starts

Children’s Hospital Association published an open letter signed by 70 health care leaders from across the country emphasizing the growing concern over the current strain on pediatric health systems. Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, was among the leaders calling for action to protect kids in the community.

Children’s Minnesota Partners in Pediatrics clinics in Maple Grove and Plymouth rank as the Best Pediatrics Practices

Children’s Minnesota's primary care clinics, Partners in Pediatrics, in Maple Grove and Plymouth were recognized as the Best Pediatric Practices in their respective cities for 2021.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd applauds Gov. Walz ban on conversion therapy

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, was invited to the governor’s order to talk about why the ban is important for LGBTQ kids.

Dr. Gigi Chawla featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors issue

Children’s Minnesota's Vice President, Chief of General Pediatrics, Dr. Gigi Chawla, was featured on the cover of the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine 2021 Top Doctors issue, along with a feature story about her career. This is the second time for Dr. Chawla to receive this honor. In the feature story, Dr. Chawla talks about the changes to pediatrics in her 20 years of practice.

Star Tribune and Twin Cities PBS showcases how Children’s Minnesota is tackling racial health disparities

Children’s Minnesota made headlines in the Star Tribune and Twin Cities PBS, with in-depth interviews focused on how the health care system is facing racial disparities head-on. The story features James Burroughs, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children's Minnesota, and Dr. Gabrielle Hester, medical director of quality improvement at Children's Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota’s president and CEO talks about the Chauvin verdicts and what’s ahead in the fight against systemic racism

After the Derek Chauvin guilty verdicts, Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, spoke with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal about his reaction and the work that’s still ahead to ensure true equity.