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Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as 2023 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly

Children’s Minnesota is proud to congratulate 173 professional staff members who have been recognized as 2023 Top Doctors by Minnesota Monthly magazine. The annual list was determined by a survey of thousands of licensed doctors in the Twin Cities.

Children’s Minnesota doctor awarded with $100,000 childhood cancer research grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels

During the event, children battling cancer participated in Hyundai Hope On Wheels’ signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they dipped their hands in paint and placed their handprints on a white 2023 Hyundai Tucson.

Andy Rowe, neonatal transport coordinator, receives Caregiver of the Year award from MHA

As coordinator of neonatal transport services, Andy leads the team responsible for the safe transfer of approximately 500 newborns annually to the pediatric health system’s neonatal intensive care units (NICU).

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd honored by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Children’s Minnesota congratulates Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, chief education officer and medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, for winning the Eric Dick Child Advocacy Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Advice from child psychologists about approaching the topic of suicide with pediatric patients

One way providers can help children and teens with their mental health is to simply talk about it – don’t be afraid to ask. If during a visit you feel concerned for your patient, don’t delay in starting the conversation.

Preparing for RSV: New prevention drug and 2023 forecast

A new FDA-approved RSV preventative drug called Beyfortus could be a game-changer in the fight against RSV during the upcoming fall and winter. Learn more about Beyfortus and what health experts are expecting the severity of RSV is going to be this year.

Diagnosing kids using family medical history or genetic testing, or both

In a Talking Pediatrics Crack the Case episode about family medical history and genetic testing, Dinel Pond, lead genetic counselor at Children’s Minnesota, discuss three cases that presented in the Minneapolis clinic, getting a comprehensive and useful family history, and tips to navigate (and explain) genetic testing with families.

Children’s Minnesota earns re-verification as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce it has been re-verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program.

Children’s Minnesota welcomes Dr. Amy Bruzek to neurosurgery team

Children’s Minnesota would like to extend a warm welcome to neurosurgeon, Amy Bruzek, MD, to our neurosurgery program.

Kids and sleep: How primary care providers can help

More than one third of kids ages 4 months to 17 years old in the United States are sleeping less than what is recommended for their age range. In this Talking Pediatrics episode, host Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd and Dr. Ben Ryba-White, pediatric sleep medicine clinician, talk about the importance of sleep for kids and what primary care clinicians can do to help.