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Children’s Minnesota attended the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Were you in Washington D.C. for the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in April 2023? Children’s Minnesota was! PAS is the premier national meeting for pediatric research at every career stage.

Health care equity includes hair care

Historically, Black patients have experienced disparities across the spectrum of health care, even when it comes to the most basic of patient needs – hair care. That’s why a team of nurses at Children’s Minnesota set out to address the issue and improve hair care for children in the hospital with textured hair.

New AAP guidelines for hyperbilirubinemia

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published revised clinical guidelines for treating hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. In the Talking Pediatrics episode, “Code Yellow: New Guidelines for Hyperbilirubinemia,” host Dr. Gabi Hester discusses the new guidelines for diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Jordan Blessing, a pediatric hospitalist at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota opens new mental health day treatment program in Roseville

Annually, the Roseville PHP is expected to care for approximately 350 children between the ages of 6 and 18, if they are attending high school. It’s one of the few programs providing this level acute mental health care to children as young as 6 years old in the east metro.

Lavender Magazine features Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd as January cover story

The cover of Lavender Magazine’s 2023 Health and Wellness issue features a familiar face – Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health program.

Children’s Minnesota oncology program honored by Becker’s Hospital Review

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce that it was recognized among the list of hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Caroline Njau honored as a Rising Star by Becker’s Hospital Review

The honor recognizes the rising stars in health care, focused on leaders with a diverse background from across the industry who are 40 years old or younger.

Weeding through the facts about teens and cannabis

In the Talking Pediatrics episode, “In the Weeds: What You Need to Know About Teens and Cannabis,” host Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd talks with Dr. Sarah Polley, medical director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s national substance use and mental health treatment center for adolescents and young adults. This important conversation explores the cannabis products teens are using, how they impact developing brains and how to intervene as a parent or caregiver.

Dr. Goepferd talks gender-affirming care in Human Rights Campaign video

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released a new report about the threats and harassment targeting health care providers and systems for offering gender-affirming care. The report includes a video that features Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd (they/she), chief education officer and medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, discussing the attacks on providers, including themselves.

System Medical Director of Neonatology at Children’s Minnesota selected as a Notable Leader in Health Care

Dr. Thomas George, system medical director of neonatology at Children’s Minnesota, was named a 2022 Notable Leader in Health Care by Twin Cities Business magazine.