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Children’s Minnesota attains Level I Children’s Surgery Center verification by the American College of Surgeons

Children’s Minnesota has been verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV).

Dr. Stephen Nelson and Ray Blaylark speak at the Minnesota Sickle Cell Coalition

Dr. Stephen Nelson, medical director of the vascular anomalies center at Children’s Minnesota, and Ray Blaylark, sickle cell patient health advocate, attended the Minnesota Sickle Cell Coalition to speak on racial disparities in sickle cell disease and the need for people of color on patient care teams.

Dr. Pamela Niksich explains the importance of HPV vaccinations

Dr. Pamela Niksich, pediatrician at Partners in Pediatrics Brooklyn Park Clinic, wrote on the importance of HPV vaccinations and best practices for pediatricians and general practitioners.

Children’s Level 4 Pediatric Epilepsy Center uses combination of new technologies to help patients with epilepsy

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, an epileptologist, and Dr. Joseph Petronio, a neurosurgeon, used a combination of new technologies - stereoelectroencephalography (sEEG) and the Rosa robot - to eliminate seizures for 10-year-old epilepsy patient Nicole.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and St. Paul police deliver gifts to Children’s Minnesota

Santa, Mrs. Claus and St. Paul police department made their sixteenth annual visit to Children’s Minnesota to bring gifts to kids staying in the St. Paul hospital during the holidays.

Dr. Gigi Chawla discusses New Year’s resolutions for families

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics, appeared on the WCCO Mid-Morning show to talk about age-appropriate New Year’s resolutions for families and children.

Three Children’s Minnesota nurses recognized as 2018 Outstanding Nurses

Children’s Minnesota nurses Janyce Majkozak, Natalie Wilson and Bethany Beattie were recognized by Mpls/St.Paul Magazine as three of seventeen Outstanding Nurses in 2018.

Dr. Gigi Chawla speaks on teaching children the value of giving

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics, talked about how parents can teach children the value of giving back to their communities.

Light show brings holiday magic to Children’s Minnesota

Minnesota Snow Lights, a local light enthusiast group, brought an interactive holiday light show to patients at Children’s Minnesota.

Joe Kurland shares tips to prevent the spread of germs

Joe Kurland, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist, sat down with MPR to discuss the prevention of germ spreading during the holiday season.