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Children’s Minnesota promotes James C. Burroughs II to senior vice president and adds government affairs and community relations to responsibilities

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce the promotion of James C. Burroughs II to senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer, effective immediately.

Children’s Minnesota and University of Minnesota form nursing partnership

Reviewing pediatric traumatic brain injury guidelines

Children’s Minnesota neurosurgeon, Dr. Kyle Halvorson, reviews guidelines for assessing and treating TBIs in children.

Jennifer Olson, COO of Children’s Minnesota, shares insights in leading Twin Cities health care forum

Two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, executives from the largest health care organizations in the Twin Cities came together to talk about the future of health care and the challenges ahead. Jennifer Olson, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Children’s Minnesota, participated as one of five panelists in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Health Care Update to provide insights on various topics, from workforce shortages to ongoing diversity efforts and the current mental health crisis among kids.

Children’s Minnesota expert co-authors new CDC study examining effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine in preventing hospitalization and illness among kids ages 5-17

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine to protect non-immunocompromised kids between ages 5-17 from COVID-19-related hospitalizations, and Emergency Department and Urgent Care visits.

NICU Follow-up Clinic proves crucial for early childhood development and the Barich family can attest

We take great pride in every newborn who graduates from the NICU, but that’s truly just the beginning of their journey. Unfortunately, many premature babies face a range of challenges, including staying on track with growth milestones, delays in speech and fine motor development, and learning differences and disabilities, just to name a few. That’s where Children’s Minnesota’s NICU Follow-up Clinic comes in.

Vote for Children’s Minnesota in U.S. News & World Report Hospitals Ranking

U.S. News and & World Report is a recognized leader in consumer advice and rankings, including hospitals and health systems. They provide the well-respected badges consumers and health care providers look for and trust when making health choices. We'd love your help in earning a spot on their list. This year, voting is taking place on Doximity. Read on to learn how you can vote.

Children’s Minnesota becomes first in state to implant state-of-the-art non-surgical heart valve in a child

The Children’s Minnesota Cardiovascular Program recently became the first program in the state to implant the Harmony valve, a new type of non-surgical heart valve, in a pediatric patient.

Children’s Minnesota expands partnership with AvoMD, after successful pilot to enhance patient care

Children’s Minnesota, one of the largest pediatric health systems in the US, successfully integrated its care delivery with AvoMD, a next-gen app-based clinical decision support platform.

Baby Jagger: born with an epignathus teratoma followed by a 76-day NICU stay

Mycaela Scalzo and Donovan Martin, parents of one with another on the way, were going to their 20-week ultrasound appointment with the typical feelings of anxiousness and excitement parents have. During this appointment, the baby’s size, organs and overall health are checked. But Mycaela and Donovan’s excitement soon turned to fear. During the check-up, an unknown mass was found on their baby’s face. The provider suspected it was oral teratoma – a noncancerous but still potentially dangerous tumor that could block the baby’s airway, create feeding issues and more.