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Children’s Minnesota marketing and communications VP among 2024 Women in Business honorees

Hillery is among a prestigious group of 50 women recognized for their professional achievements and contributions to the Twin Cities community.

Children’s Minnesota partners with Henna & Hijabs to advance inclusive care with launch of modest hospital gowns for pediatric patients

The new modesty gowns, designed by Henna & Hijabs founder Hilal Ibrahim, will allow medical care teams to provide necessary care while giving pediatric patients the appropriate modest coverage through intentional design features. Though designed with Muslim patients in mind, the gowns are available to any pediatric patient.

Children’s Minnesota expands inclusive patient clothing with modest hospital gowns

To ensure inclusive and culturally-sensitive care for all pediatric patients, The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota and Henna & Hijabs – a Minnesota-based and Black-, Muslim-, woman-led company – are joining together to embark on a new frontier: a new modest pediatric hospital gown.

WCCO – Young twins undergo surgery for rare heart condition

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, is here to help families decide what’s best for their kids when it comes to milk.

Adriene Thornton named a 2024 Women Leaders Rising Star

The recognition celebrates outstanding contributions of women across the health care industry, highlighting their efforts in improving care delivery, promoting health equity, shaping policy, and advancing gender equality in health care leadership.

St. Paul PICU celebrates five years of preventing central line associated blood stream infections

Children’s Minnesota is ecstatic to share that The Kid Experts® in the St. Paul pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) celebrated five years without a central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI). A CLABSI can be a serious setback in the recovery of a critically-ill child who requires a central line, which is a thin tube inserted into a large vein that goes to the heart. It can result in a longer, more expensive hospital stay, and even increase morbidity and mortality.

Children’s Minnesota’s strategies to improve patient experience featured in case study

The efforts of two Children's Minnesota departments to successfully identify opportunities to enhance the patient family experience were highlighted in a case study by NRC Health.

Cardiovascular screening in the primary care clinic

In the Talking Pediatrics episode, “In a heartbeat: Outpatient screening to determine cardiovascular risk,” host Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd talks with pediatric cardiologist Dr. Chris Carter about screening student athletes and all young patients for heart issues in the primary care office.

Two Children’s Minnesota neuro-oncologists join the nation’s top investigators in medulloblastoma clinical trial

An exciting phase two clinical trial led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital neuro-oncologists recently launched at Children’s Minnesota. Anne Bendel, MD, director of the pediatric neuro-oncology program, and Maggie Skrypek, MD, pediatric neuro-oncologist at Children’s Minnesota, are investigators in the study and will play key roles in managing the trial, completing the study, and preparing the results for publication.

Children’s Minnesota celebrates 100 years of caring for kids

Governor Tim Walz proclaimed Feb. 13, 2024, “Children’s Minnesota Day” at a centennial celebration of the largest pediatric health system in the state.