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Star Gala inspires donations to support life-saving critical resources for Children’s Minnesota neonatology program

After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, generous donors returned for one of the most impactful philanthropic events in the Twin Cities – the Children’s Minnesota Star Gala. The 30th annual Star Gala benefited the Children’s Minnesota neonatology program, which cares for more newborns than any other program in the region.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd and Jamie Winter named 2022 Health Care Heroes by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Children’s Minnesota kid experts, Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd (they/she), chief education officer and medical director of the Gender Health program, and Jamie Winter (she/her), RN, MBA, director of mental health services, have been recognized as 2022 Health Care Heroes by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Children’s Minnesota: Neonatal Virtual Care program launches new telehealth partnership with CCM Health

Children’s Minnesota has added CCM Health in Montevideo, Minnesota, as a new Children’s Minnesota: Neonatal Virtual Care program partner.

Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized as Rising Stars by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 85 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2022 Top Doctors: Rising Stars. The eighth edition of the Top Doctors: Rising Stars list highlights up-and-coming physicians who have been fully licensed to practice for approximately 10 years or less and are recognized for their achievements by peers.

Children’s Minnesota expert co-authors national database study examining how racial disparities impact pre-hospital care for children experiencing cardiac arrest

Dr. Manu Madhok, trauma and emergency department physician at Children’s Minnesota, and his research team published a study that reveals non-White children experiencing cardiac arrest receive CPR from a bystander at a lower rate compared to White children.

Transgender Day of Visibility: What does it mean to be visibly vibrant?

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, (they/she), chief education officer, chief of staff, pediatrician and medical director of the Gender Health program at Children’s Minnesota, shares more about Transgender Day of Visibility.

Children’s Minnesota named a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce it received the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index.

Related image for article, Game changer: new non-surgical heart valve procedure at Children’s Minnesota removes need for some kids to have open-heart surgery – meet the state’s youngest patient to get the implant

Game changer: new non-surgical heart valve procedure at Children’s Minnesota removes need for some kids to have open-heart surgery – meet the state’s youngest patient to get the implant

A 14-year-old became the youngest person in Minnesota – and also the first Children’s Minnesota patient – to get the Harmony valve implant. The FDA calls the implant the first in the world non-surgical heart valve for kids and adults with some congenital heart defects.

Caroline Njau honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce that Caroline Njau, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, is one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders of 2022.

Children’s Minnesota attended the 2022 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Children’s Minnesota attended the 2022 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in April 2022!