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St. Paul PICU celebrates five years of preventing central line associated blood stream infections

Children’s Minnesota is ecstatic to share that The Kid Experts® in the St. Paul pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) celebrated five years without a central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI). A CLABSI can be a serious setback in the recovery of a critically-ill child who requires a central line, which is a thin tube inserted into a large vein that goes to the heart. It can result in a longer, more expensive hospital stay, and even increase morbidity and mortality.

Children’s Minnesota’s strategies to improve patient experience featured in case study

The efforts of two Children's Minnesota departments to successfully identify opportunities to enhance the patient family experience were highlighted in a case study by NRC Health.

Cardiovascular screening in the primary care clinic

In the Talking Pediatrics episode, “In a heartbeat: Outpatient screening to determine cardiovascular risk,” host Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd talks with pediatric cardiologist Dr. Chris Carter about screening student athletes and all young patients for heart issues in the primary care office.

Two Children’s Minnesota neuro-oncologists join the nation’s top investigators in medulloblastoma clinical trial

An exciting phase two clinical trial led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital neuro-oncologists recently launched at Children’s Minnesota. Anne Bendel, MD, director of the pediatric neuro-oncology program, and Maggie Skrypek, MD, pediatric neuro-oncologist at Children’s Minnesota, are investigators in the study and will play key roles in managing the trial, completing the study, and preparing the results for publication.

Children’s Minnesota is attending the 2024 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Were you in Toronto, Ontario, for the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in May 2024? Children’s Minnesota was! PAS is the premier national meeting for pediatric research at every career stage.

Shukri Jumale named Notable Emerging Leader by Twin Cities Business

Shukri is program manager of Midwest Fetal Care Center (MWFCC), a collaboration between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota. She is being recognized for her role in MWFCC’s fetal equity project, which aims to ensure all communities have access to the expert care MWFCC provides unborn babies with complex medical conditions.

Children’s Minnesota NICU at Mercy Hospital marks two-plus years of preventing central line associated blood stream infections

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to announce The Kid Experts® at its Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota surpassed more than 1,000 days without a central line associated blood stream infection.

Project HOME promotes breastfeeding equity, aims to send more newborns home on human milk

Project HOME (Home on Milk Every Time) is the focus of a quality improvement (QI) project in Children’s Minnesota’s neonatal department. The project develops strategies to integrate tools and additional support to provide milk to babies that need it most.

Midwest Fetal Care Center will attend the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual pregnancy meeting

The Midwest Fetal Care Center (MWFCC) team will attend the SMFM annual pregnancy meeting in National Harbour, Maryland, Feb. 10-14, 2024.

Vote for Children’s Minnesota physicians for Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors list

Find out how to vote for Children’s Minnesota physicians for the Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors list.