The latest Children’s Minnesota stories in the news and press releases from across our hospitals and clinics.

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Former patient’s dad donates $20,000 to Children’s Minnesota to honor his son’s memory

Jack Lester – the father of Marcus Tolbert, a former patient at Children’s Minnesota – donated $20,000 worth of money and gifts to Children’s Minnesota in the name of his late son.

How to become a medical assistant

Medical assistants (MA) are the foundation of any health care organization and are essential components of any team. They ensure that all administrative and clinical chores, such as lab testing, prescriptions, and patient education, are accomplished for a medical institution to run smoothly.

Dr. Gigi Chawla discusses future of pediatric care at U.S. News and World Report webinar

. “How Children’s hospitals can plan for the future of pediatric care and COVID-19” explored what children’s hospitals have learned since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.

Work Here Wednesday: Our radiology department is hiring

Children’s Minnesota is seeking qualified candidates to join our radiology department!

Children’s Minnesota’s Developmental Pediatrics clinic receives donated care packages from Twin Cities Autism Foundation

Twin Cities Autism Foundation delivered 50 custom backpacks filled with special goodies for patients in the Developmental Pediatrics clinic at Children’s Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. This event coincides with Autism Acceptance Month in April.

Children’s Minnesota infectious disease PNP begins Lyme disease outreach with NAPNAP and CDC

Ashley Gyura, APRN, CNP, DNP, a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) in infectious disease at Children’s Minnesota, has been selected as the clinical expert advisor with the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Association (NAPNAP) for the Nurse Practitioner Education and Knowledge Assessment for Lyme Disease Initiative, made possible by a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Children’s Minnesota hosts Sen. Amy Klobuchar for furniture safety press conference

Children’s Minnesota welcomed Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, to its Minneapolis hospital for a press conference where the senator called for the passage of legislation aimed to protect children from falling furniture.

Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman donates more than $30,000 to Children’s Minnesota

The Minnesota Wild, with the help of team mascot Nordy, presented Children’s Minnesota with a check for more than $30,000 from forward Ryan Hartman.

Children’s Minnesota partners with Washburn Center for Children to improve mental health care access

Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce a partnership with community-based mental health provider, Washburn Center for Children, to improve mental health care access for kids and teens and meet the community-wide need for more pediatric mental health care.

Children’s Minnesota appoints Andy Pugh as chief legal officer

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Pugh as senior vice president, chief legal officer, effective April 16, 2022.