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Children’s Minnesota announces Dave Lundal as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology Services

As CIO, Lundal is responsible for the strategic direction and technical support of all information systems supporting Children’s Minnesota. He has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology and leadership.

Children’s Minnesota in the news

Children’s Minnesota experts were featured in a variety of news segments across broadcast, print and online media.

Nurses of Color Employee Resource Group hosts first official meeting

The newly formed Children’s Minnesota Nurses of Color Employee Resource Group (NOC ERG) kicked off its first meeting on the St. Paul campus on Jan. 29. The NOC ERG, which now has more than 100 members, was created in the fall by a core group of nurses, leaders and the equity and inclusion team at Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota in the news

Children’s Minnesota experts were featured in a variety of news segments across broadcast, print and online media.

New NIH Research Funding awarded to Dr. Kris Ann Schultz and her Global Team of Researchers

Children’s Minnesota physician Kris Ann Schultz, MD received the prestigious NIH/NCI R01-funding opportunity, entitled “Detecting DICER1: A global partnership to cure pediatric lung cancer,” which represents the first of its kind at Children’s.

Children’s Minnesota receives $30,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® to support pet healing program

MINNEAPOLIS – (January 9, 2019) – Children’s Minnesota received a $30,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to support the health care system’s Pets Assisting with Healing program in 2020. The grant will help fund program-related expenses including staffing, pet acquisition, training costs, equipment and supplies.

Influenza sees record highs at Children’s Minnesota

Experts now consider the flu to be widespread in the US and Minnesota and it appears to be hitting kids harder. Children's saw 325 lab-confirmed influenza cases during the last week of December. We also saw more flu-related hospitalizations during this period. Normally, 10-15 children are admitted to our hospitals in a week, but the last week of December saw 28 new hospitalizations for the illness.

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Children’s Minnesota experts were featured in a variety of news segments across broadcast, print and online media.

Twenty-one Muslim faith leaders

Muslim faith leaders graduate from unique spiritual care program

Twenty-one Muslim faith leaders have successfully completed a year-long program learning about how to serve as interfaith pastoral care providers in our communities. On Sunday, Children’s Minnesota hosted a graduation and celebration for the Muslim Chaplain pre-Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.

Monique DeWolf joins Children’s Minnesota Foundation Board of Directors

Children’s Minnesota Foundation announced the appointment of Monique DeWolf to its board of directors.