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Dr. Petronio successfully uses laser technology to treat Gavin Pierson’s brain tumor

Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of neuroscience, used advanced laser therapy to treat ten-year-old Gavin Pierson’s brain tumor.

Children’s Minnesota opens pediatric simulation center

Healthcare Facilities Management reported on the new simulation center, which provides clinicians and medical students with a dedicated space to practice high-risk procedures.

Kids and teens in car accidents fare better at Level I pediatric trauma centers

The Star Tribune highlighted a Children’s Minnesota study about pediatric car accident victims and Level I trauma centers.

Dr. Gigi Chawla encourages families to speak about tragic events

The Star Tribune interviewed Dr. Chawla on how to help children cope with tragedy.

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation donates $1 million for Children’s Minnesota neurosurgery suite

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported that the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation donated $1 million to fund a state-of-the-art pediatric neurosurgery suite at Children's Minnesota.

Wash ‘Em Proud: Children’s Minnesota sees success with hand hygiene program

Health System Management highlighted the Wash ‘Em Proud program and its impact on reducing hospital-associated infections.

The New York Times highlights the importance of pediatric pain management, featuring Dr. Friedrichsdorf

For the past several years, Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, director of the Children’s Minnesota Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine, and his team have been leading the charge in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to help change the way children in pain are treated. In an article for The New York Times, Dr. Friedrichsdorf explained how children’s pain often goes unrecognized and undertreated, and discussed the importance of pediatric pain management.

Children’s Minnesota hosts HeartBeat 5000

Annie Waters, Children’s Minnesota director of annual giving, joined WCCO-TV to discuss HeartBeat 5000.

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Minnesota girl celebrates final round of PPB chemo

Lainee Balsimo has received treatment at Children's for pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer found in 30-50 kids in the U.S. each year.

Children’s Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 205 Children’s physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2016 Top Doctors. The 20th edition of the list includes nearly 864 doctors from across the Twin Cities. More than 5,000 licensed metro-area physicians and registered nurses were asked to nominate one or more doctors (excluding themselves) whom they would choose if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. From there, candidates were grouped into 45 specialties and evaluated by a blue-ribbon panel for their peer recognition, professional achievement and disciplinary history.