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Children’s Minnesota social worker sets international mental health care standards for PCD patients

Over her nine years at Children’s Minnesota, Tami Vance, LICSW, cystic fibrosis (CF) and primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) programs, not only shines as an outstanding social worker inside our walls, but she’s also an expert voice and advocate for PCD mental health care internationally.

The Mother Baby Center at United Hospital recognized for excellent outcomes for Black patients by U.S. News & World Report

The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, is proud to announce The Mother Baby Center in St. Paul has been recognized for its success in supporting Black maternal health by U.S. News & World Report for Black Maternal Health Week 2024.

Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Rising Stars

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to congratulate the 64 kid experts recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2024 Top Doctors: Rising Stars.

Children’s Minnesota leaders join panels at Becker’s Annual Meeting

Join Children’s Minnesota leaders as they share their insights at Becker’s 14th Annual Meeting. Three of our kid experts will be joining other health leaders from across the country to talk about the future of health care. 

Collaboration makes comprehensive care possible for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, like Colton

Children’s Minnesota and Mayo Clinic collaborate in the care of children with congenital heart disease; enabling both health systems to share expertise and knowledge to improve the outcomes for children with serious or complex heart conditions.

Adriene Thornton named a 2024 Women Leaders Rising Star

The recognition celebrates outstanding contributions of women across the health care industry, highlighting their efforts in improving care delivery, promoting health equity, shaping policy, and advancing gender equality in health care leadership.

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.