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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.

Children’s in the news

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.

Children’s Minnesota Hospital Board of Directors Adds Five New Members

Children’s Minnesota announced the appointment of five new members to its hospital board of directors, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2020. Joining the hospital board of directors are Matt Bilunas, Linda Hall, Jim Leslie, Jill Schurtz and Carolyn Smallwood.

A successful send-off: Improving the inpatient discharge process

Our goal is to create a standard inpatient discharge process that ensures families feel comfortable, involved and equipped to care for their child at home.

Senator Tina Smith visits Children’s Minnesota to discuss insulin affordability

Minnesota Senator Tina Smith recently visited Children’s Minnesota to discuss issues that face families with kids suffering from childhood diabetes.

Children’s in the news 11/5/2019

Children’s Minnesota experts were featured in a variety of news segments across broadcast, print and online media. The below are highlights of coverage from October 2019.

Patsy Stinchfield, PNP, honored with Nancy Ford Springer Health Achievement Award for vaccination advocacy work

Congratulations to Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Patsy Stinchfield on being selected by the National Meningitis Association (NMA) Board of Directors as this year’s recipient of NMA’s Nancy Ford Springer Health Achievement Award!

Children’s Minnesota nurse honored for dedication to diversity and advocacy work in 2019 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

Eighteen Children's Minnesota nurses were honored during the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award, seventeen as finalists and one as a winner in the diversity and advocacy category.