Dr. Joseph Petronio, director of pediatric neurosurgery and co-director of neuroscience, used advanced laser therapy to treat ten-year-old Gavin Pierson’s brain tumor.
Children’s latest stories in the news and press releases from across our hospitals and clinics.
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. – (August 8, 2016) – Today, Children’s Minnesota celebrated the dedication of its inpatient facility for the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at its St. Paul, Minn. campus. Named the Goven Family Eating Disorders and Nutritional Stabilization Unit, it is the first of its kind in the region, offering immediate, round-the-clock access for critically ill children, adolescents and young adults needing medical and nutritional stabilization from complications of an eating disorder – the most life-threatening mental illness. The dedicated medical unit, with access to 26 beds, was made possible with a $1.5 million gift from Greg and Jane Goven and their adult children Tami and Chad, to support the Center’s mission of changing the standard of care for kids and teens with eating disorders.
Children’s Minnesota and University of Minnesota research team awarded Child Health Collaborative Grant Award
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 1, 2016 – Researchers from Children’s Minnesota and the University of Minnesota are collaborating on a study that explores a new approach for connecting food insecure families with food and nutrition resources, thanks to funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Minnesota, Children’s Minnesota, and the University’s Department of Pediatrics.
Healthcare Facilities Management reported on the new simulation center, which provides clinicians and medical students with a dedicated space to practice high-risk procedures.
The Star Tribune highlighted a Children’s Minnesota study about pediatric car accident victims and Level I trauma centers.
Dedicated space allows clinicians to practice tough medical situations and rare procedures in a realistic environment
Minneapolis, Minn. – (July 21, 2016) –The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children's Minnesota Minneapolis campus received re-verification maintaining its Level I pediatric trauma center status, the highest level offered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma. Receiving the Level I re-verification indicates that Children’s Minnesota continues to meet the highest standards of expertise and level of preparation to care for critically ill or injured children, furthering Children’s Minnesota’s commitment to families across the region. Children’s Minnesota first received Level I status in 2013, becoming the first pediatric-only hospital in the state to receive this recognition.
Investment will provide the most sophisticated equipment and technology available to treat pediatric neurological conditions
The Star Tribune interviewed Dr. Chawla on how to help children cope with tragedy.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported that the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation donated $1 million to fund a state-of-the-art pediatric neurosurgery suite at Children's Minnesota.