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Children’s Minnesota oncologist presents Grand Rounds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz, pediatric oncologist, Children’s Minnesota, provided Grand Rounds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Nashville, Tennessee) on Jan. 27, 2022.

Children’s Minnesota manager of health equity joins Black Nurses Rock during pandemic to make a profound impact

Adriene Thornton, MAOM, BSN, CIC, FAPIC, manager of health equity at Children’s Minnesota, joined Black Nurses Rock during pandemic to make a profound impact.

Children’s Minnesota expert co-authors CDC study examining COVID-19 boosters’ impact on Omicron/Delta variant hospitalizations

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details how effective COVID-19 boosters are for adults at preventing COVID-related hospitalizations, and emergency department and urgent care visits nationwide.

Bronchiolitis: the other respiratory illness surging in children during the COVID-19 pandemic

In their podcast, Guidelines with Gabi: Something Old, Something New, Lots of Kids Needing O2: Update in Bronchiolitis, Drs. Gabi Hester and Nadia Maccabee-Ryaboy discuss the influx of bronchiolitis cases they’ve seen at Children’s Minnesota along with methods of treatment, possible coexisting infections and promising research on the horizon.

Referral and collaboration help baby August beat the odds of Ebstein anomaly diagnosis

If you see baby August today, it would be hard to tell the difficult road he’s already been on in his young life. Diagnosed in utero with Ebstein anomaly, August’s was able to beat the odds thanks to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary team of health care professionals.

Children’s Minnesota Chief Nursing Officer accepts inaugural Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award on behalf of Minnesota frontline health care heroes

Congratulations to all Minnesota frontline health care workers for receiving the 2021 Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award. Caroline Njau, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Children’s Minnesota, accepted the award on behalf of every frontline health care worker statewide. This recognition honors Minnesota’s health care heroes’ service and sacrifice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Midwest Fetal Care Center participates in NIH study to reverse heart block during pregnancy

The Midwest Fetal Care Center (MWFCC), a collaboration between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health, is participating in a large multicenter National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study targeting improved surveillance and care for pregnant women with anti-SSA/Ro antibodies who are at risk for fetal heart block.

Children’s Minnesota announces chief of surgery transition

Children’s Minnesota has announced that Dr. David Schmeling will be stepping down as chief of surgery after serving in the role since 2004. The position will be passed to Dr. Tim Lander effective Jan. 22, 2022.

Children’s Minnesota welcomes cardiologist Dr. Adam Putschoegl to the heart failure and heart transplant program

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce cardiologist Adam Putschoegl, DO, as a new physician with the heart failure and heart transplant program. Dr. Putschoegl is no stranger to Minnesota. He grew up in a suburb of St. Paul and obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Let’s not be rash: diagnosing rashes and reactions that occur during or around medication use

When a child comes in with a rash or other symptom after starting a medication, how can you determine if it’s truly caused by a drug reaction or if there’s something else at play? It starts with asking the right questions. Drs. Robert Becker and Bryan Fate dive into this important topic during their Crack the Case podcast.